Originally Posted by SmaugDragon
I saw the picture of the little crab he's so cute! I got new plants yesterday too, except when I put them in my QT tank I found a worm. Ew! I was looking at that worm thinking "I'd rather have snails!" Your little "pest" sounds way better.
Haha ewwww. Yeah the little crabby dude was quite a surprise... but much more adorable than worms!
June 5, 2014:
pH: 7.0 -- I added the mopani wood and I believe the tannins brought down the pH slightly. No worries though Jackson does not seem to mind :)
I don't know why my nitrates keep fluctuating... do plants have anything to do with it?
Anyway, today's water change day due to the high nitrites.
I think the cycle is almost over... nitrites are spiking every other day or so now instead of everyday... hopefully in another week or two the tank will be fully cycled!