I Think I'm Finally Cycled!

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Hey everyone. I think I'm cycled!! Wahoo!

0 ammonia
0 Nitrite
Lots of lovely Nitrates

I'm processing 2ppm of Ammonia in 24 hours.

My question to you all is should I now increase my ammonia back up to 4ppm (as I dosed originally before Nitrite appeared) or is 2ppm enough?
 
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I know I'm so excited its crazy.

So dose back up to 4ppm? I'm hoping that will take about 2 days to convert to Nitrate as the Nitrite bb double every 24 hours or so.
 
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By the way I think now that my tank is processing cycled with 2ppm ammonia I'm going to add my plants while I get up to 4ppm.

I haven't put any in yet add I didn't want to disturb my cycle. Good idea or bad?
 
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Ok so today's update. I dosed up to 4ppm ammonia yesterday. Today I've got 0 ammonia and 0.5 Nitrite. I'm expecting it to be zero tomorrow.

I then intend to dose back up to 4ppm and I am predicting that it will read zero within a day so essentially zero by Saturday night.

Do you think after a big water change on Sunday morning that we will be ready to go and get my first fish? Planning on 6 guppies and 6 cardinal Tetras.
 
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