I've started my fish less cycle on my 55g rectangular tank. I've used the crushed coral and shell substrate from another tank, took my readings for the first time yesterday and they are as follows: temp. 81 degrees, ph 8.0, ammo .25, nitrite 0, nitrate 40 ppm
. I'm using a freshwater master test kit for my readings. I do want to add some more decorations though, will this increase the time needed for proper readings? I want either a dwarf cichlid tank or mbuna with compatible companions. Should I give the tank more time after adding decorations? If so how much? Sorry for the long post I just want to do this right. Any and all help is much appreciated!
Give a man to fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you've fed him for a lifetime
55g African tank
125g in the planning stages reef