Parameters OK to start cycling?
My tank has been sitting with some plants in it since mid March, and I haven't started cycling it because I wanted to wait until I acquired some driftwood. They're rooted and growing. I have been doing weekly 50% water changes since, while dosing Flourish comp. Now that I have everything set and in the tank (gravel, driftwood, heater, etc), I did a 75% water change and got these parameters.
Ammonia: 0.50 ppm
NitrIte: 0 ppm
NitrAte: 40 ppm
Are these parameters OK to start a nitrogen cycle in? I'm going to be using pure ammonia to cycle. Also, I use drilled well water, so should I use Prime for water changes, or would this be detrimental for the cycle?
Thanks again for the help folks.