"Drop the test kit citizen and step away."
You seem to be obsessing over numbers that mean little or nothing. Other than an ammonia monitor, I don't have a test kit! I cycled my 60g without one, but I did bio-seed with gravel from my established 10g w/UGF.
As mentioned, if you must test, do so only weekly and record the results so you can see the trends. Otherwise, just do a weekly water change of 25-50%. Gravel siphoning is recommended if you do not have living plants. Your aquarium should be stable after 4-8 weeks and considered 'established' in 4-6 months.
During the early phases of N2 cycle, I used an Seachem ammonia monitor and at about the time there was a hint of a color change about 3 weeks in, I noticed signs of slight stress in my two Platys. I immediately did a 50% water change which removed the ammonia spike and since then, the tank stabilized.
I also suggest a good water conditioner. I now use Prime, even though I have non-chlorinated well water. I believe StressCoat is another good conditioner, but it adds aloe which may or may not be a slight detriment to some bio-ceramic media. Prime detoxifies Ammonia, Nitrite AND Nitrate making cycling almost a non-issue. Prime also neutralizes heavy metals.
You would also see advantage in living plants. As Byron is often quick to point out, given enough living plants, cycling does not occur and does not need to as the plants consume the ammonia.
Depending on the bio-load, this may require a LOT of plants to a very modest fish stock.
HOWEVER, lets not discount the fact that with a couple of bunches of floating plants, we can likely overcome the potential of an ammonia spike and aid the cycling process.
So there is an abbreviated recipe for cycle success. I hope some of these tips help...