Cicibrown171 Posted August 1, 2022 Share Posted August 1, 2022 Let me start off by saying that I was told by a pet store employee that I just needed to run my filter for 24 hours and then I could add fish. And we were originally going to get an aquatic turtle which is why I started out the hobby with a 75 gallon tank with a fluval fx4. But the turtle didn't work out. So we went out and bought some neon tetras, tiger barbs, mystery snails, and Molly's. I did 2 water changes in the first month but I did not have a ciphen. I got a ciphen 2 weeks ago and I did a water change last weekend and this weekend. I recently removed a fake hollow tree because the paint was coming off. I can not seem to get the ammonia levels to drop. I've never see the nitite or nitrate levels go up. I've added beneficial bacteria a few weeks in a row. Also we went on a 4 day vacation and when i came back there was algae everywhere. I assume this is because the lights were left on the whole time. So i did clean the fake plants off. Today the pH was down to 6.0 and the ammonia was at a .5 . I'm at a loss of what to do to get my tank to cycle. I don't think the tank is over stocked. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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