I'm 16 days into my cycle and i have a few questions?
My water tests show:
(trates) 40 ppm
(higher than what my test kit shows)
Total Hardness 425
Alkalinity +300(higher than what my kit shows)
Everything in my tank is turning brown and the water smells really bad. My ammonia was spiked like a week ago and has came down on its own.Now the trites are through the roof. I purchased a canister filter to try and clear the water up but it's still real cloudy. Im running a course filter, then carbon, then sub-micron filterin the canister. It has been running for about 15 hrs and does'nt look any better. Any suggestions there. Also is all the stuff gonna die on my LR
? Does this sound like a typical cycle?
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