I started up my new aquarium and read all about the fishless approach. So I got some industrial grade ammonmia, figured out 3 capfuls for now filled 110 gallon aquarium, hooked up the eheim filters, turned everything on. Then I went and got a few gallons of aquarium water from the pet store and poured that in to "seed" the bacteria growth. My ammonia test was dark green, about a level 5 on my API test strip. That was 10 days ago.
Two days ago the ammonia was unchanged, and while I've been eagerly waiting for the nitrite test to be something other than yellow (0ppm) and maybe some pink or purple to show something positive was happening I poured some seachem prime in thinking I had chorine still in there and it was killing whatever was trying to grow.
Now I'm thinking I need to buy bacteria in a bottle, or pour something else in there to get this thing going! Am I just impatient, or am I looking at a tank of diluted ammonia and not an aquarium to be?