So I completed my fishless cycle this week! I planned on getting fish tonight so I did an 80 to 85 percent water change last night to drop the nitrates. Before the PWC
I was pretty high, well above 80ppm. After the change I tested and still had a high level, almost as if nothing changed. So my hopes of getting fish tonight were crushed
. I did about a 40 percent water change tonight and I'm still fairly high, I'd say about 40ppm or higher. Should I do another PWC
tomorrow? Also, should I continue to dose ammonia to keep the bacteria alive? Is it normal to have to do a few water changes in order to drop nitrates after a cycle?
Man, and I thought I was home free after my nitrites disappeared!!