Well found out why everything was wacky! my tap water had 1ppm Ammonia right from the tap!!
I found out not good for the little
. Well so I hopped on the chat here and asked a few questions. Thanks to the guys & gals on there everything is good now. found a new source of water from my sisters house it means transporting it in 5 gallon buckets but who cares. I tested my moms well but Nitrates where though the roof.
so I was told to do a 50% water change with my dechlorinator added and wait 1 hour then take another reading. ammonia was still high 1ppm. so I did another 50% water change and now I have 0.25ppm. and everything is just getting better.
Now I have the 55 gallon to contend with...