Originally Posted by JKfish
Sjones: Almost a month, I think there are still 5-6 days until it's really been a month... I think. I'll admit, I've sorta lost track of the exact day I started XD
The worms are still there, but they're still tiny and clinging to the glass :P
Mjbn: right. then I'll wait a while and see what happens.
Is what I would do. (wait) As mentioned above,, at pH below 7.0 bacteria develops more slowly than it does in alkaline waters with ph above 7.0 but that should not be cause for alarm nor would I attempt to adjust pH.
When bacteria develops to process the nitrites and render nitrAtes, then you will begin to see nitrite levels fall to zero.
What test kit are you using? some strip style test kits aren't all that helpful and API Freshwater Master kit would provide results that are a bit more reliable.
In any event, patience is needed during this time and would also remember not to disturb,replace,or clean the filter material until the tank has (cycled).
You should see ammonia spike and fall to zero,nitrites spike (usually within two weeks, and fall to zero,and will probably see NitrAtes in excess of 30 ppm. Then perform large water change before placing fish(s) in the tank.
No two tanks in my expierience will mature at the same rate so something to keep in mind.