I set up my tank on 8/19, and on 8/20 the LR
went in. I did a water test today (8/23) and my readings were:
Ammonia = 0.25 mg
Nitrite = <0.3 mg
Nitrate = 0 mg
Specific Gravity = 1.022
The ammonia test color actually looked closer to 0 than to .25, likewise for the nitrite. But i figure i'd be cautious and take the higher color. I've searched on other test results people got when cycling their tanks, and my numbers seem really low for a cycle, especially when it looked like it could have been zero's across the board. Is this my cycle? Am i lucky and have little die-off? Or has it not really started yet, and i'm testing too early? How fast do cycles normally start...i was under the impression that it should spike pretty fast.