I need cycle advice as everytime i put fish they seem to croak. I am trying to do a FO
tank. Everytime i tested my last water my nitrates, nitrites were 0 but my Ammonia was high. I waited 8 weeks and nothing seemed to cure it. I tried ammo-lock and i think it made it worse. Last time i checked the ammonia was at 8.0. so i figure let me take a step back. did a 100% water change last night. went and bought some raw shrimpp three 3 small ones in there. Measured the salt with my refractometer set it to 1.022. Used my ph
monitor and it was at 8.2. this morning used the pharmecutuical test kit measured the ph
it was also 8.2. I added two caps of prime. so i have nothing esle in there besides my ornaments.
I have 2 Fluvals 404's
Seaclone 150 protein skimmer
2 ZooMed Powerheads.
thermoeter set to 82. why because I live in desert valley and my temperature fluxs alot because at night temperature drops and during the day it goes high
I have gotten past the cycle process with once with damsels but then every other fish i added died. so i wanna get past the cycle process this time with the shmrip but be able to sustain fish afterwards