Hey guys, so I've been cycling my tank with a few fish I had. I used Tetra Safe Start the first time but then I upgraded my filter. A lot of the bacteria was on the old filter so I readded TSS. I added something like 75 gallons worth in my 30 gallon. I added it again on Friday.
Okay so I've been minimally feeding my fish, water is crystal clear, everything seems fine, but when I tested the water last night with API, the ammonia seemed really high. I was shocked though because there should be so much bacteria in the tank! I then decided to test the tap water and boom, the tap water had the same reading. Something like 2.0 ppm
. Although most of the fish seem healthy and the water is fine :\
Either the API test kit is wrong or my water will continually have ammonia in it, I don't know. I guess if the bacteria are really there and changing the ammonia then I have nothing to worry about? Or should I just start using bottled water to do water changes from now on?
I don't know if I should just let the tank sit like that and let the TSS run the course (TSS says 14 days w/o water change) or if I should change the water and add an ammonia neutralizer or something. I don't know but I just don't want to lose any of the fish.