So u think bring back up to 2ppm? I have been following this. So I was waiting for the Nitrites to go down then I was going to add 2ppm of ammonia to see how long it would take for the Ammonia and Nitrites to hit zero.
You will need an ammonia solution, ammonia and nitrite test kits (a pH test kit is also a good idea) and a little patience.
Day 1 - dose ammonia to 3 ppm
Days 5, 8, 11, 14 (every 3 days) - measure ammonia and nitrite
When both are gone add more ammonia to 3 ppm
Now measure every 2 days - when both are gone add more ammonia
Now measure every day - when both are gone add more ammonia
Continue to measure every day - when both gone and you add more ammonia and both ammonia and nitrite are 0 in 24 hours you're done!
Do a partial water change and add some fish!
TIPS & TROUBLESHOOTING:
- Do not let the ammonia or nitrite concentration get above 5 ppm
If either does get above 5 ppm
do water changes to lower the concentration.
You do not have to add ammonia everyday - the bacteria do not have to be fed every day.
Do not let the pH drop below 7. If it does do a partial water change to bring the pH back up.
Do not add ammonia removers to bind the ammonia - overdosing with these products will just increase the cycling time.