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Hi there. Trying to make sure I’m on the right track with cycling my new aquarium. I’m doing a fishless cycle, using fish flakes for about 5-6 days now. I have been adding fish food every day as I read you need to keep “feeding” the beneficial bacteria which I added. First couple days ammonia was zero since the food was still decomposing but now it reads 1.0ppm. Do I keep adding food or stop and just wait for them to convert to nitrite and then nitrate? And once ammonia and nitrite read zero I can do a water change and add fish, correct? Thanks!