I am really wanting to do a cycle, i was at the petstore today and noticed they now sell the ammonia test kit individually.
When I was reading the thread here how to do the pure ammonia cycle it said you have to test for ammonia and add more each day depending on how much is present. it also said test for nitrite, although it seems that the real indicator that the tank is cycled is that the ammonia no longer shows up.
Can I get away with just buying the ammoina test kit and then taking it into the petstore when i believe the cycle is done (no ammonia) and having them do a nitrate test.
I can't afford the entire kit..thoughts? tanks!