I am on day 2 of a fishless cycle for my new UM Nuvo 38. I am dosing pure ammonia, did it twice at 5ml. Currently tank has 40lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of live (supposedly) cured rock from LFS
. I took my first readings today with an API test kit. My results seem a little crazy and would like some advice.
Temp: 85 (just for cycle)
Nitrite: >5ppm (top of chart)
Do I need to conduct a bug water change? Those nitrates are scaring me, I don't remember this happening when I cycled my last tank about a year ago.
Any advice would be great.