wilkyb Posted January 16, 2021 Share Posted January 16, 2021 (edited) I'm a new member to the forum; I'm just starting out with establishing my first proper planted tank. I plan on adding mainly anubias, as well as a plant that can absorb more nitrites if there happens to be a spike, like hornwort. I'll plan to add guppies and ghost shrimp, too, once things are all nice and dandy. attached are two photos: one photos is of the aquarium, and another is a photo of a test swab of GH, KH, pH, and nitrite & nitrate levels The water from the tap in my city has a GH and KH of around 180ppm. As far as I understand it, this means I will have to add more ammonia to the tank in order develop the beneficial bacteria that my aquatic life needs to thrive. Is this accurate? I've added a good hunk of fish food to the aquarium in the past 2 days. How long does it take for ammonia to be processed into nitrite via filtration? Thanks ahead of time! I'm open ears to pointers in particular to establishing an aquarium like I am now. Edited February 2, 2021 by wilkyb Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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