Chris45 Posted April 27, 2021 Share Posted April 27, 2021 I thought I'd make a new thread that follows on from HERE, since I've already introduced myself. It has now been 8 days of cycling using fish food, and there is still no sign of any of any ammonia, nitrite or nitrate. Additionally, I have had 4 neon tetras and a guppy in the tank for 3 or 4 days as well. These came from a friend who was decommissioning his small tank. Not sure why nothing is showing up, but I think it might be one of two things or both. I have a large bag of neolite in a bag sitting in the filter. Whenever I ask about neolite people say it's fine just leave it in there. However when I google neolite, I read that the main purpose of neolite in an aquarium is to devour huge amounts of ammonia... seems like a smoking gun? Only other thing I can think of is just the volume of the tank - maybe the fish food is too diluted due to the volume of water (~80 gallons / 300 litres). I'm inclined to remove the neolite if nothing shows up after a few more days. I'm just a bit worried about a double whammy of ammonia finally showing up just as I remove the neolite, causing a spike. It has to be the neolite right? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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