DSM and cycling
I had done a DSM for about 5 weeks before flooding my tank, it's now been 5 days since the tank has been flooded and my Ammonia still reads very high at about 4 ppm.
I had thought that the DSM kick starts the bacteria colony so that the process goes much faster. Considering I had a 5 week head start with the DSM, is it normal for the Ammonia levels to be so high after 5 days of flooding?
As an FYI, there is also Nitrite readings to I know the process has started, but I am a little surprised that Ammonia remains this high.