i think someting is wrong...
my nitrItes arent dropping any(and theyre really really high) but my nitrAtes are.
nitrites: over 10
im also getting that rusty brown stuff everywhere (diatoms?).
i think its because the bulb on the 36 watt fixture hasnt been changed in 3 years according to my uncle. ill be getting a new fixture eventually but for now ill just keep the light off until i seee the rustyness go away.
im still a little puzzled with the cycle, any help would be appreciated!