I'm new to this hobby and hope to learn a lot on this forum. I currently have a 55 gallon freshwater tank which I'm embarrassed to say has been struggling because I listened to the "experts" over at PetSmart and added fish a week after filling the tank up and dumped in the jump-start bacteria. What a bloody shambles that was.
As of a week ago, I thought I was through the nitrogen cycle. NH3
were at zero. NO3
was 10-20. PH was 6.8-7.0. I'm pretty sparing with the food. I feed them every other day and only what they eat in a few minutes. This lasted about a week, but now I have NH3
at .5. NO2
is still 0. NO3
is around 10. I'm not sure what to do since water changes might hinder the NO2