Tested the water again today a few hours after the 50% pwc
and the nitrites are very low. 0-.25 ppm
. Ammo is the same as trites. Nitrates are holding strong at 40-80ppm even after I added the two plants.
I decided to do an experiment and test the pH of the water my driftwood is soaking in. It was lower than my tank @ 7.4 (high range test)!
Also, I thought- I wonder what the ammonia is in my driftwood soaking water and it's @ about 1.5ppm. Then I thought... What's the trites? They are a lovely shade of purple at 2.0ppm-5.0ppm. So... Could it stand to reason that when my driftwood is soaked and put in the tank it will make my ph fall and ammo and trites rise? And also, is it possible that the bb is growing on the driftwood which will actually help my tank cycle better? I'm not adding it in until it sinks because it's large and anchoring it would be a pain in the butt.
I was curious as to what you guys thought about this.