There is a link in the comments of the tss q&a about this but it won't open for me. April 15th i added the ammonia and it stayed at 4ppm for 2 days. Once safe start plus arrived, I lowered ammonia to 2ppm and dumped in the bottle. Today (24th) my readings are Ammonia- .5ppm NitrAte- 10ppm Nitrite- 0 PH: 7.5 My question is: do I add more drops of ammonia till my nitrAtes can get higher? Is there a "proper limit" for the nitrAtes to reach before my tank is considered cycled? I also need to add water for evaporation. My house is a litteral desert and the tank water just disappears. (Probably need to add a little more than half a gallon to replace what I didnt put in for the past week) Is that going to dilute my readings? Should I add a drop of ammonia to help? And if anyone can post a link here on this topic that works....I would really appreciate it. thanks in advance.