Purchased tank tuesdays morning, filled tank with freshwater on wednesday, added salt on thursdays and the tank has nearly completed its cycle. The ammonia dropped down to zero from 1.5 and nitrites went up to like +5. So I tested my water today and it was at .3!!! I love my cycling process!!!!!!
At any rate, should be done by tomorrow morning or noon. That would mean it only took me 8 days to complete the cycle. Jealous?
Results are the same for two test kits, Tetra test kit and Aqua Doctor (not exact name, too lazy to check name but has a fish in a doctor outfit) test kit.
50 gallon acrylic
70 lbs base rock
10 lbs live rock