Fishless cycling - no spikes?
I started cycling my Fluval Spec (2 gallons) 2 days ago, but I threw the biomax bag that came with the kit into an established filter a couple of days before. After starting the tank, I put about 1/4 of a crush up bottom feeder pellet (to a powder consistency - each pellet is about 1cm in diameter) every 12 hours, so 1/2 a pellet a day. So far, I've been reading 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite and 0 - 20ppm nitrate. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to add more fish food each time?