Sorry it took me so long to reply. I have been working on my tank. Yes, I am doing the LFS
recommended method of damsel cycling. I do not have any live rock though. My LFS
said, in such a small tank, it wouldn't be necessary. I do have 4 of those little bacteria filled things that are star shaped. I have a hang on back filter. I feed about once daily. (My LFS
suggested that I feed once daily for about a week.) I have been adding TLC for saltwater about 1 tablespoon full daily (LFS
recommended.) The ammonia seemed to spike up some more for a few days, yet it is now dropping. I read in one of my SW
books that the ammonia levels will be quite high for awhile, but will drop rapidly after awhile.
Everything in it is alive, so something must be going right!