Hi all. I am hoping someone can answer this question.
I have just finished cycling my tank with raw shrimp for nearly a month now. My ammonia is 0 nitrites 0 and was nitrates of 40. I have went to lfs
and they would only sell my a cuc of 1 cleaner shrimp and 1 red leg hermit and told me to come back in a week to get some fish. I explained that I have completed the cycle and I needed the water to get rid of high nitrates even though I have sump with chaeto.
I assumed and read up that I can put fish straight in or my cycle will stop because inverts will not produce enough ammonia to keep it going.
Question is who is right and any advice appreciated