3 weeks on....time for another update.....
I have been testing my water nearly every day for ammonia since my original post. For two weeks, the ammonia level varied between 0.25 and 0.5 (has hit 0.5 twice), then about 5 days ago I did a test which showed ammonia to be zero (at last!). Nitrites were 0.1 on that day. I tested again two days later and level was back up to 0.25....I tested yesterday and it was up to 0.5 again! I have not altered anything in the tank, Picasso trigger is still in there as my LFS
refused to take him from me as my water was not perfect....he said it might do more harm to the fish than letting it stay in water it's been used to (not sure if I agree with that or not). Fish looks healthy enough and is eating the small amount I give him once a day.
Anyone else had similar experiences to this? Why did ammonia zero and then creep back up (with no additional bio-load)?
55 Gall glass. 30-40lb LR
, CPR Bakpak 2R skimmer, Eheim 2215 canister, 2 x MJ1200 PHs for flow. 2 NO
Marine White tubes, fine layer of Arganite for substrate. Just switched to RO
Occupants - Currently re-cycling tank....will be adding 3 Chromis once cycled