So I have had my three neons now in their 10 gallon new home since Tuesday, and they seem to be doing wonderfully. I tested the water yesterday morning, and there was ammonia (>.5), the NitrITES were at zero, and NitrATES were at about 20ppm. I test with strips...one for ammonia and a 6 in one test for nitrites, nitrates, chlorine, hardness, alkalinity and ph (all were right on, 'cept the water is hard).
The ammonia was a little high, so, I did a 10% water change (1 gallon). Tested last night at about 10 (9 hrs after water change), ammonia was zero, nitrITE was zero and nitrATE was at about 20 ppm. Just did another reading (about 12 hrs later), and it was the same. I would like to possibly add EITHER 3 more neons, three flame tetras, or three male guppies. I know that the tank could not have cycled that fast...but the parameters are right on...Suggestions?
BTW...The Betta is LOVING being king of his 2 gallon world...his parameters are right on too