So, as the cycle continues, and I do my partial water changes to keep nitrites down, do I need to add increasingly larger amounts of ammonia? I thought adding the same dose I started with would yeild the same concentration ammonia throughout the cycle. But today, after adding 3 drops after my water change, I expected it to be 3ppm, it was only .25. So I added another 3 drops and this got it to 1.
Not quite sure why that is. (I'm using the Dr.Tim's Ammonia drops which say that 1 drop per gallon will equal 2ppm on the water tests.)
Feeling confused. But, changed another 2 gallons today. Ammo was 0, but Nitrites were 5 and nitrates were 20 before the change.