Reposting my last questions...
I've gotten just a few live plants. 2 Marimo balls, 2 coconut huts w/moss on them, 1 java fern and 1 anubias. I think I'll be doing a mix of live and silk plants.
After searching FOREVER and EVERYWHERE for pure ammonia, I finally found some, but on Wednesday. On Monday and Tuesday I used fish food, but since I got ammonia, I switched over to using ammonia instead. Is that okay to do so early? I'm considering Wednesday as DAY 1 of the cycling.
Everyday, I've been using about 10drops of ammonia to get to about 5ppm. Just today I think I've been getting nitrite readings. I can't read colors worth a d*mn (it doesn't quite look like that blue 0 reading, but not quite the .25 reading) so I'm just considering it about .15 on nitrites.
When should I start testing for nitrates?
Now that I see nitrites, should I be lowering the amount of ammonia drops in the tank? Or should I continue to use my 10drops to get to ~5ppm?