so i'm cycling my 10 gallon, doing the fishless style, adding pure ammonia. but apparently it's not entirely fishless. bubble nests keep poping up. so i can only assume that i have a new betta, whom i've named Bob. he is a very celophane vt, to the point where he's see thru!
well, really, i can't figure out if the bubble nests are alright, is it ok that they're there? is it just because of the ammonia i've been adding? i bought it at Lowe's, and as far as i can tell it's pure, but i don't know the concentration. i'm kind of concerned that it's a bad sign that there's bubbles. i'm worried that it means that there's something wrong with the water...
any ideas? i've added some pics so yall can see what i mean :)
oh, and here's my latest water readings from last night:
ammonia: 4.0 (after adding more ammonia. it had previously been 2.0)
nitrite: 5.0ppm+ (the test was neon magenta...not even on the scale >.<)
nitrate: 80-160ppm (yea, super high, bright fire-truck red. i'm plannin on doing a 50% wc later)
there's nothing in my tank except a Whisper 10i filter & a topfin 50 watt heater and gravel mixed with activflora substrate.
here's the bubbles:
and for comparison, here's Sam, the actually live betta, and one of his bubble nests (after it's been partly destroyed by a wc)
thanks for any help!!!! :D