Using ammonia to cycle tank, not sure what's going on?
Well I put in 5cc (5ml) of ammonia to try and get 5ppm of ammonia and a filter foam that I cut out from my 55 gallon since I had 4 filter cartridges on it to seed it. I tested it about an hour ago and it was reading 2-4, more around 2 though. Also do I have to put 5ppm worth in there? Doesn't the cycle once there is ammonia it turns it into nitrites the nitrates? Confusing.. I have a medicine dropper and I am using Great value ammonia. Any suggestions? I am doing this to a 20 gallon long.