Yes s your almost there once Nitrite is negative.Thanks all for your advise. I’ve went ahead to fill 5 nos of 12inch x 12inch chambers with mainly lava rocks. 1 chamber for mechanical filtration. Also went with Fluval SP6 12000l/hr powerhead for the pump. We will see how that goes.
I’m currently into 3rd week of cycling and my water param reading reads 0 ammonia, 1ppm nitrite, 10ppm nitrate. I’m suppose to let nature take its course and not do any WC right? Am I on the right track?
You will not be fully cycled until you have 0ppm ammonia and nitrite. When these two readings hit 0ppm you should have a positive test on nitrate. Usually then it's a case of water change and add fish, slowly. Overdo it on the initial stocking and in no time at all you'll be seeing ammonia again.It has been a week of daily testing and the readings is still the same throughout! I have not done anything to the tank at all. Has my cycling stalled? Should I perform any WC?
I would not call this a stall, its just a matter of being a little more patient, you almost there!Is there any reason why is it that my water param has been reading 0 ammonia, 1ppm nitrite, 10ppm nitrate consistently for the past week? Does it indicate a stall in the cycling?
Any recommendations on what to do next?