I have set up another aquarium
this time a 5 gallon hex, with underground filtration. I was going to cycle this one with out fish, but have some q's about it. I added this package that came with it, some kind of stress zyme stuff, and after about 5-7 days now, the water is quite cloudy. I have added a few flakes of fish food, so that it could decay and speed up the cycling process. I also tested the water and the ammonia level was about 2.0 ppm
Cycling without fish, like I am, creates ammonia by itself? I am confused how the ammonia got in there, seeing that I didnt add fish food until after i detected ammonia. There is nothing, at all, in there besides gravel and 2 plastic plants.
ok I guess thats it.