I've been cycling a 40g for about 4 weeks now. My numbers were stuck at Ammonia .5, Nitrites 0, Nitrates are on the rise a bit, but barely over 0.
On Tuesday I added a nylon stocking filled with about 2 cups of gravel from my LFS
established tank. Started to see Nitrites today, but the test is just barely changing color. (API drop test) Went to LFS
and asked for some filter "juice" and she gave me about a cup of water with some black gunk settled at the bottom. Added that directly to my filter a few hours ago.
Any ideas about how long I can expect to wait now??? I know it's unpredictable, but any opinions are appreciated.