I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly. I am doing the "add daily" method to cycling my new tank (add enough ammonia to raise the level to 5 or 6 ppm. The next day and each day thereafter, add the same amount. This continues until the ammonia drops to zero. Once the ammonia drops back to near zero, cut the amount of ammonia you are adding daily in half. Continue to add the ammonia daily and test for nitrites. Once the nitrite drops back to zero, do your big water change and add your fish). I am starting with a brand new tank. I have no one to get used filter media/gravel etc. from. I started cycling my tank with fish but they all died, so there may have been some small amount of bacteria developed as a result of that process, but essentially, I think I am starting with nothing. I added 7 ml of ammonia (pure ammonia, no surfacants) to water to get to level of 5.0 ppm. Note on an API kit, the ammonia reading goes from 4.0 to 8.0 so I'm "guesstimating" (guessing and estimating!). I have added 7 ml each day since (3 days). My ammonia reading is off the API chart. Looks to be darker that the 8.0 reading. My nitrite is just slightly purple. It's not 0 ppm, but it's not quite 0.25 pm either. Temperature is set at 84 degrees and I am running two filters (aqua clear 70 and rena xp3), and I have an air stone as well. Is this ok? Most people seem to have some previously used media to add which helps with the development of beneficial bacteria. I'm starting from scratch and it seems as if adding this much ammonia to the tank will overwhelm the small amount of beneficial bacteria. Just checking in to see if I am doing this correctly. Any feedback is appreciated.