So, I've started to cycle a tank (third try), this time with fish in. On the 28th, the ammonia tested at 0.5ppm. This was before the fish was placed in the tank, but after the filter had been running for over 24 hrs.
Today, the 1st, the ammonia tested at 0ppm.
Is this possible? Is it possible that there is something with my liquid water testing kit? It's from Walmart - I got back in Aug/Sept. I was having weird testing results the second time I tried to cycle. Basically, the nitri/ate levels never rose, despite the presence of ammonia.
I currently have one betta, one anubia, java moss & two marimo balls in a 5 gallon tank. I use Prime, and the heater is set to about 79 degrees.
As an aside, my daughter's betta *loves* his new 5 gallon tank. I've had this tank since August and have been trying forever to cycle it with no success. I became too fed up with the empty tank, and decided to try a fish-in cycle. Prince is soooo much happier in his new tank than he was in his old 2.5 gallon unfiltered tank.