Thanks for the welcome, everyone!
Originally Posted by mentallylost
How long has the 10 gallon been running?
Well, it was set up in early January and started cycling with fish (3 balloon mollies), which turned out to be a horrible experience. Despite frequent water changes to lower ammonia and nitrite levels, all three fish eventually died (end of February) and the cycle still
At that point, I finished cycling without fish. Took a long
time though as I got very high nitrite and nitrate readings early, which seemed to stall the cycle forever.
I have to say, what a difference in the health of these new fish that aren't being subjected to cycling! They have been active and healthy since day one.
So, to finally answer your question, the current tank set up has been up and running since beginning of March and these fish were added beginning of May.