So I am currently going through my fishless cycle. This is the first tank I’ve had in many many years. I used to have a couple Oscars but that was before I knew anything about fish and aquariums so I know they were not treated the way they should have been. and I want to make sure and do this one right. I started on July 27 and I have not finished yet. I didn’t have anybody around me to take established media from so I started from scratch. It is a 55 gallon tank and I am running a cascade 1000 canister filter. I’ve got the sponges plus some bio max in the filter to hopefully help the bacteria have a good place to live. Recently my pH went from 7.8, which it had been steady yet since the beginning and drop down to now around 6.2 or so. Is that stalling or crashing my cycle? What in the world can I do to get this cycle to finish up! I was patient but now getting antsy LOL. I did order some crushed coral that I will add to the tank because my KH is 3 out of the tap and has been 3 in my tank for a while and now it is 0 out of my tank.