You want your water parameters to be 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and about 20 nitrates. The ammonia will get high and nitrites will appear and 'eat' the ammonia. The ammonia will go down and nitrites will go up. Nitrates will appear and 'eat' the nitrites. Nitrites will go down and nitrates go up. A brief 'crash course' in the nitrogen cycle. Then when your parameters are like what I stated above your cycle will be complete.
And when I say brief crash course I mean brief lol. There's a lot more to it then that.
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