Birds and the bees....
Having an aquarium is the bird... water cycling is the bees.
Just accept it and keep doing your water changes.
Do NOT keep putting in conditioner though, seriously. You should only use that stuff when you are doing a water change unless it states that it lowers the ammonia if its high.
Also, dont change your filter. When you do your water change, wash it off int he bucket of dirty water. All a filter does is get the stuff floating around in the water like small particles of food, dirt stirred up, and what not. This is how companies get you, your filter should last way over a month. Cut the carbon out of it and let it go. Its its a double layer filter, I recommend cutting the whole back piece off and dumping the carbon.
Last edited by dramaqueen; 01-05-2010 at 09:49 PM.