Since this is my first post...hello all, I have found many useful tips on this forum already. I am new to aquariums, but not new to the wonderful water chemistry associated with it - I am a chemist by trade.
I began cycling my 46 gallon tank one week ago the "all natural" way with 3 black skirt tetras, 3 tiger barbs, and 3 columbian tetras. All is well so far, but I am wondering when to do my first PWC
. The ammonia level has only inched above 0.25 ppm
, and nothing further down the cycle has been detected yet. Is a PWC
necessary at this point or should I just let it be?
Also, would BioSpira speed up my cycling time? There is activated carbon in my filter, I've heard that can be a problem sometimes. Thanks!