Read how to cycle in the articles section,your tank could take 3 weeks+ to cycle,how much LR or is it just base rock,where did you get it from,another tank?
It's just a small 10 gallon tank and I have 10 pounds of rock i think it might be going thru a ammonia spike already cuz when I tested it read at .25ppm so does that mean I do a water change or do I just leave it be to keep cycling
just leave it to cycle,wait until the trites raise then fall,then trates will rise,once amm and trites are zero do a 30-40% water change if nitrates are above 20,i wouldn't add CUC until this point.then add 1 fish/month
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!