I'll admit, I'm terrible. I feel really horrible that I felt like I could just give up like that. After the algae bloom and getting rid of it, I was getting frustrated with the LFS since it always seemed like I could never get the information I needed. I've talked to the LFS and now I have a bit of an understanding why my test results may have differed so much in one week from the test results from the store. So now I'm back into the hobby after several weeks of letting my tank just sit there.
I know, I know. That's bad. I turned the light off (the tank was still exposed to natural sunlight a few hours a day) and just let the filter run. No water changes, no water tests, no adding fresh water. It took about 5 gallons of fresh water last night to fill the tank to the proper level. I turned the light on for a few hours last night and again this morning. I let the water run through all night and tested it just about 30 min ago using API. Here is some information about the tank for background info and the test results from today.
Tank Size: 20g (20L tank)
Filter: Millennium 3000
Light: Nova Extreme T5 High Output Light (Can't remember the other info for the light. I'll write it down when I go to the store and see the same light's box)
Substrate: 1-2inches of Live Sand
Live Rock: 11lbs (3lbs was base rock.)
Inhabitants: A few hermits (I know bad me. Bad decision on my part)
Tank Age: Tank has been in operation for several months. I'll have to look up the exact age of the tank from previous threads.
So I think for now the tank has cycled, but I will get the opinion of the LFS. He said my tank should be cycled by now, so we shall see. I plan on adding a few more lbs of LR tonight, maybe 3lbs. How will that affect my cycle? Also, I plan on doing a good water change tonight, but how much would be a good water change? 10%, 20% 40%, 50%?