Well, today was not so good as I found my helfrichi firefish dead
. Bad day when a $100 fish dies. The blenny is still okay, but looks stressed still from the move.
I have a huge problem being that even though I was cycling my tank for 3 weeks (adding 1 ppm
ammonia & using old sponges from my established tanks), the readings seem to be at:
Ammonia: .25 (yikes! How are things still alive? I'll get my water tested at a store to make sure)
salinity: 1.030 (high I know, but working on it)
The ammonia is the main concern so I've bought some nitrifying bacteria. Better than doing nothing and letting things die.
If there is anything else I can do to get rid of ammonia or cycle the tank faster other than what I'm doing, I'd love to know! Thanks.