I'll start with 2 clown then wait 1-2 month before I add anything else.
I bought a 50-90 gallon skimmer for my 20 gallon, maybe this will help ? I didn't saw any ammonia, any nitrites, and nitrates are too low to get a read I think... The guy at the LFS
was keeping LR
in a nasty tank, he said this way the customers don't have to wait for cycle before introducing fish... Like if LR
were already cycled... I soaked them in clean SW
, then put them in the tank, whey were very clean...
I've put a lot of fine grinded fish food in that tank since beginning, no ammonia spike. I use API nitrate test, maybe for this reason I don't get reading ?
I can't find 100% pure ammonia, I would like to test the strengh of the cycle... But I can't... My tank smelled nasty 16 hrs after I put the shrimp (was a very big chunk of shrimp) that's why I took it out... Was smelling like old unchanged tortle water... Ammonia was 0...