Hello everyone Im new in the forum and in the hobby, I have problems with my cycle and I dont know what to do :/
I started the fishless cycle on June 24, my tank is 45 Gallon, I used tap water, prime, and api quick start. My tap water ph: 8.2, kh
: 13, GH
I added pure ammonia 4.0 ppm
nitrite and nitrate was 0.
After a week the ammonia was the same and I had 0.25ppm nitrite and 0 nitrate. On July 8 since I didnt see any change, I read that one of the problems could be the minerals on the tap water and since my tap water is too mineralized I decided to do a 50% water change and using R/O Water. So I did the water change
my ph went down to 7.4, kh
6, and gh
13. The ammonia went down to .50ppm and nitrites disappeared. So I added ammonia again to 2.0ppm.
Since then I dont have changes and I dont know what to do, I added TSS+ 4 days ago but everything is the same. ammonia 2.0, nitrites 0, nitrates 0
What should I do? I shouldn't changed the water? Im frustrated with my empty aquarium
and I dont have experience is my first aquarium and I dont know what to do,