Originally Posted by Waterbottle2
how long do i let it run? After I geta nitrate reading then what? Like after it cycles and nitrate is showing up in the test kit what do I do?
Also someone in my home is very good with this kind of stuff. They are a chemist so i'll definetely be asking for help from them aswell. The thing is they know nothing of cycling tanks hehe.
Also thanks again so much
When you get a nitrate reading - it means that your tank has cycled and that you can add your fish.
The nitrate should stay under 40ppm - and if it gets a little high a water change will lower it. Its not toxic to fish, but a level under 40 is more comfortable for them.
Im sure your light will be ok. I just have a single T8 15w sunlight tube over my aquarium, though my room is quite bright.
You will be fine testing your water. It comes with full instructions on on many drops to add to each test ect.
Sounds like your having fun setting up your new tank anyway.