This is almost like going into labor, but I think my tank is finally starting to cycle. On Friday, Feb.3, it will be two weeks since I got the aquarium up and running and have been faithful about my tests and adding fish food (and trying to keep my impatience in control.) My Ph level has dropped a little to 8.0 -which I'm ignoring Nossie
, my Ammonia is right inbetween .0 and 0.25, my Nitrite is climbing to .50 (which got me the most exciting because it should do this and drop back down, right?) and my Nitrate is at 5.0 (climbing as well). I got up this morning to find water just a tad cloudy, when it was crystal clear yesterday, so said to myself "either I'm really screwing up or this is a good thing-let's test the water"
So there you have it. This process is taking longer than a regular labor, but thankfully none of the pain involved
Have a great Wednesday and will keep everyone updated