Originally Posted by MarkW19
Just tested my levels again, and all (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate) are 0, and have been since I added the last fish 2 weeks ago. Won't the bacteria have caught up by now?
most likely, but noone will be able to give you any guaruntees. There is (and always will be) more factors than we can consider all at once. The best you can do is make sure things are stable with what you have and that you are comfortable with the way things are before you make any changes or additions. Noone can make that decision for you. IMO
, your last addition was only 1 fish. There isn't much for the bacteria to catch up on in that situation so as long as things have stabalized, you should be fine.
Of course, if you were using a QT
, you could get the fish any time and by the time the QT
period was over the main tank would be more than ready for the addition.