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Add the ammonia to keep the level at 3-4ppm until you see the Ammonia dropping off, this will at the same time show a rise in Nitrite concentration. KEEP DOSING the tank to 3-4ppm. Test the water DAILY. You will be fully cycled, when the dose of 3-4ppm is FULLY converted in 24 hours.
I did not do partial water changes in my tank. As there are no fish or anything in the tank, there is nothing to be removed. You want the bacteria to have the best environment to grow in. At the end of the cycle I did a massive 80-90% water change to reduce the massive level of nitrates. I then did partial water changes for a few days after to reduce the level of Nitrate each time. Allow 24 hours after doing the big water change before testing your Nitrate level again..this will give a more accurate reading. Once you know the level from this big change, then partial water changes of 30-50% will further reduce it. Once the level is around 20ppm or less (Nitrate) then you can add the fish.
If you are using the API master test kit it is VERY IMPORTANT to shake the #2 bottle of the Nitrate test for 2 MINUTES prior to adding it to the test tube and then shaking the test tube for 1 minute. The solution in the test kit is prone to separating and shaking for 2 minutes will allow it to fully mix and give a more accurate result.
Now that you have started DO NOT rush anything..spend the time the aquarium is cycling which can be 6-8 weeks if no media from an established tank is being used (which you shouldnt with the ammonia method, as the high ammonia can kill any good bacteria already present), to research you chosen fish species. The more you research, the happier the tank will be.