Originally Posted by Newfishownee
Isnít that the truth! Thatís why Iím here because itís not easy especially for newbies. Soo do not need to add any more ammonia for now and just wait it out until I start to see nitrites. If ammonia does drop to 0.25 or 0.50 do I need or add more ammonia?
Keep ammonia 2ppm or around there.
Wait for nitrites to show up.
Keep ammonia around 2ppm.
Don't let nitrites build up too high -- Water change them down.
Dose ammonia up again after water changes.
Wait for nitrates.
Wait for nitrites to bottom out.
If the tank can consume 2ppm of ammonia into 0 nitrites and a bunch of nitrates within 24 hours then you are cycled.