BenAquatics Posted December 30, 2021 Share Posted December 30, 2021 (edited) I added 0.5ppm of ammonia to a new 4 gallon nano tank and seeded the tank by squeezing mulm from an Aquaclear 20 in my established 20 gallon aquarium (I made sure the filter media did not come into direct contact with the water that had 0.5ppm of ammonia). After 24 hours, I was surprised to see that I still had 0.5ppm ammonia and 0 nitrite and nitrate, so I squeezed mulm from another Aquaclear 20 (from a different established aquarium) into the same 4 gallon nano tank. Another day later, still no nitrite or nitrate. I was under the impression that the seeded nano tank would be ready to go immediately as long as I start off with a low bioload. It's been ~5 days now and I'm finally seeing non-zero nitrites and nitrates. Edited December 30, 2021 by BenAquatics 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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