New to Planted tanks, Cycle issues.
First time posting, long time reader.
So I've been cycling this 58L tank for about 3 weeks.
Has been setup with a brand new filter and tank, a used heater from a cycled tank and ada aquasoil.
I've done water changes every 2 days for the first week and maybe every 3-4 days after that. (50% changes, de-chlorinated tap water)
So far through testing (api test kit) I've watched the ammonia levels drop a little bit but not a whole lot.
Currently i'm reading about [2-3 ppm Ammonia] and [0 Nitrite].
Plants are growing and algae is also forming on the glass which is good i think.
The tank is eventually going to house caradina shrimp.
My question is: At what point will I finally get Nitrite to show up/finish this cycle, also is the water being still a little cloudy an issue? or just bb bloom?
Thanks a lot for your help. Feel free to ask me more questions I'm keen to learn.
i'm probably just being a tad impatient. (Attached is an image of the tank)