Hi all :) I'm cycling my 6 gallon and for the first week it ran with no fish just for me to be sure that all the parts were working and for me to let the bubbles settle.
The second week I have had 3 male (sometimes 2 when I lost one) guppies and a very tiny dark colored snail in the tank. They are at most one inch long and almost finished growing according to the fish keeper at the shop. The tank is at 78˚F. I did my first water change today of about 25% before testing the water.
Here are my water results today using the API Freshwater master test kit.
PH - 8.0
Ammonia - .25
Nitrate - 2.0
Nitrite - 10
How am I doing? Are things going how they are supposed to? Should I test every day?