It's been 11 weeks, I've done approximately 80 water changes, and wasted almost an entire bottle of Prime.
Nitrites showed up at the five week mark and I have struggled to control them since. I do daily water changes, but every day they jump back up to anywhere between .50-2.00.
I have a plan, though.
I purchased a second ten gallon kit, but decided to wait to start it since the current one was taking so much work. I was thinking that I could put Walter in there for about a week and finish the current tank off fish-less?
It'll suck for Walter, going into an empty tank, but these parameters just aren't safe and I can't control them.