We are cycling our new tank using API Quick Start. The quick start has been in there for 14 days. We added more quick start 11 days ago when we added fish. We have 7 almost 2 inch fish in an 110 gallon freshwater aquarium. From reading a lot on cycling, our water parameter levels are no where close to the spikes that are supposed to signify certain stages of the cycle. So basically, we have no idea where in the cycle we are and also if the API quick start diminishes the spikes. This weekend, the nitrites were finally not 0. We have nitrites at 0.50, ammonia at 0.25, and nitrate at 10. I plan on testing our tap water for these water quality measurements as well tonight. However, previously, we always had readings of ammonia between 0 to 0.25 because we can never determine the color on the card, nitrite at 0 and nitrate at 5-10 (again, the card). If anyone has experience cycling with API quick start, please let us know what we should be expecting.