yesterday i did a 50wc on my 5gal as the parameters were too high nirtites 2ppm and 15ppm nitrates. i restested the water right after teh wc then i retested the them again this morning and i got .25 nitrite and 10ppm nitrate. my question at this point is what do i do at this point? im compelled to do a WC to lower it even more but i dont know if the cycle would crash. i currently have the 2 betta in there with live and fake plants. id rather not stress them out too much due to water quality.
its only been 3 weeks since ive been constantly running the filter, during WC it gets shut off for a few seconds until i place it and some water in a tupperware container to keep running. it never stays off for more than a minute.