Ok well I would reckon my this evening/tommorow you should be getting some ammonia readings! You probably won't be getting nitrite though. Did you manage to add anything ie filtermedia/gravel to speed up the proccess or not, just so I can know how long this post is gonna go on for
heh nope... forgot to ask for it at the store... il get something on tuesday - when i have my day off from work
how much of what do i need? LOL... can i get a sample of water from an established tank and add it in?
Well, I would have expected the ammonia to be 0, perhaps the cycle wasn't as far on as I initially anticipated, you should be able to get your mollies in the next two weeks if the cycle goes to plan
The fact the ammonia hasn't reached its peak suggests your not quite halfway yet. I'd expect the ammonia to rapidly drop to 0 in the next 3-5 days and the nitrite to climb further before it too will drop to 0 probably after 7days - 10 days.
We got a 36x18 tank two weeks ago. It has an undergravel filter, and was set up straight away with heater and live plants. We were told it would take three weeks for the water to mature enough to allow fish in. The fish owner gave us a bag of her tank water to start the process. Last week we took a sample of the tank water to her and she checked it for us, the water was just starting to go pink. A week later we took another sample in, but the colour hadn't changed much. We take the third sample in next Wednesday and it should turn red, then the week after is should be pink again, and ready for the fish. The wait is killing us! I bought a bag of daphnia to put in the tank, just to see some movement in there, but they were gone the next day! We have added no chemicals, only some flake food. Would it be safe to add some danios? Or should we just be more patient? I can't stand it, lol!