For a 70g tank I have been cycling. I started with a raw shrimp. After 2 weeks of decaying it started to stink, so I pulled it out.
Ammonia went to 8.0 then over a weeks went to 0ppm
Three weeks later my my nitrites are at 5.0+ and not moving.
Nitrates are at 20ppm and not moving up anymore.
I am patient, but curious if there is anything I could do to help. Per another thread, I added some BB in a Bottle (still don't think it's real) but tried it anyhow. No budge.
Would a water change help? If i did do a water change I was reading a fish can help sometimes if the cycle stalls. I do not want to be cruel however. Even if those damsels killed one of my prized fish in a tank I had growing up lol.
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