there are no fish in the tank, and your right, amonia is way off the chart, which is good cause I won't need any fish to start the cycle. once the cycle compleats I will transfer the two fish and all the snail to the tank, along with the roughly 42 lbs of rock. Then I can tear down the 75 and start my new project, "Fish Central". Thats what I'm calling my new multy tank stand. Think of it as a entertainment center, but with tanks instead of tv and sterio.