read ammonia dosage wrong during initial fishless cycle, sound like a problem?
My well water reads 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, barely registering nitrates (out of the tap)
Fill tank, start fishless cycle shooting for 3ppm. Add ammonia (ace hardware), test strip - barely registers, like a 1. Add another teaspoon, test strip still. Not showing much.
Next day, buy liquid test kit. Get home late, but do the liquid test in the morning before work, 6 to 8 ! (i didn't read the direction on the strip test correctly and wasn't leaving it in the water long enough - the 6 in one strip just gets dunked for a moment, the ammonia wants 10 seconds)
Its now been 5 days since dosing, ammonia appears to have dropped to 4 and nitrites are registering.
does it sound like things are on track, or will I have I'll effects from the high initial ammonia?