The ph is around 6-7
Ammonia= 0.5 ppm
after 4 weeks of cycling the tank i put in the fish.
The cycling process was with all the plants in the tanks, and an additive of Stress Zyme, to encourage bateria growth. both the lights, filter and heater were on in that 4 weeks.
I have 1 rainbow shark, two swordtails, 1 spotted catfish, 1 ghost catfish, 3 barbs
two fish have died sice i have stuck them in, intially only four fish were in for a week, and in that time 1 fish got sucked up the filter tube (my mistake), another four went in a week later, and yesturday one died for no apparent reason.
I have one 36w white fluro tube and another purple tropical tube (not sure of the watt), they are left on for around 10-12 hours
I got a via-aqua canister filter capable of pushing out 1000 litres per hour.
the filter has two sponges in one tray, ceramic noodles in another, and carbon in the bottom of the filter.
No chemicals are added except for Strees Zyme and Strees coat to remove chlorine.
I had a borwn algae outburst in the cycling process and the plants are growing and looking healthy, however some have had the bases of the stem roting away, and some leaves are coated in the algae.
thats about it