Okay guys, so I was doing a 100% WC in Airplane's 1 gallon today and decided to test the water in his 10 gallon tank which had been cycling since January 9. I tested it a week ago and it had about 0.25-0.5 ppm of ammonia, nitrites was off the chart (ie. darker purple than the last purple on the chart), and Nitrates were at about 40-80 ppm.
I decided to do a 75% WC on the 10 gallon before I tested it. I did a 50% WC back on February 4th.
Here's today's readings were via API's Freshwater Master Test Kit:
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0.5-1.0 ppm
Nitrate: 40-80 ppm
What I used to start the cycle was feeding the tank a tiny pinch of fish food. I then gravel vac'd to remove the excess that was littering the bottom of the tank.
Other than that, the only thing I've done to try to speed up the cycle was Seachem Stability.
I use Seachem Prime to treat water.
Do my readings look alright, or did I muck up the cycle somehow? Or am I just impatient lol...
Either way, my Nitrate reading looks a little high, even after a 75% WC.
What do you guys think?