A week ago, I had my water tested for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. The woman at the fish store who tested it said it was zero for all three parameters. This week, I tested my water again (using my own test kit), and it registered the following:
ammonia: 0.25 ppm
nitrite: 0.25 ppm
This was a few days after I put a piece of shrimp under the sand. I seeded the aquarium with bacteria last week, and this week as well. Judging from these figures, would it be safe to say that the bacteria are flattening out the cycle? Is is normal to have these figures? What can I expect to see next?