Okay - I have posted a couple of times that my 72 gallon is ready to go after starting a fishless cycle on like Feb 1st/2nd (I tracked in Excel spreadsheet exactly what I did each day according to the almost complete guide to fishless cycle from here). Today I did my water changes to get the trates down. (I did a 90% change and then 2 partials using Kent dechlorinator).
I have .50 ammonia that comes right out of my tap. I waited 2 hours after my last PWC
and tested. Trates are down to 40 (from like 160 ish) so that's good. But I can see a slight green hue on the ammonia and a slight darker turquoise on the trites with the API kit. I wouldn't say a full .25 on the ammonia or the trites. But leaning in that direction.
I planned on adding my angel fish and my gourami from my 36 gallon tonight. It's been 2 hours since my last test. Should I test again? Add my fish tonight if Okay... Or wait until the AM and test and if Okay add my fish?
And if some slight ammonia & trites are showing up - well... I'm gun shy.
(in closing I dosed to 4ppm 3 days in a row and the the trites and ammonia were gone in 24hours... Which is why I water changed today - I removed no seeded media and added a fake plant and an ornament from my other tank) Nothing but good...
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?