http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2545310&highlight=12+day+cycleThat seems quick, what did you use to initiate the cycle? My125 took 6 weeks . hrs
Laga77 are you showing me that it can be done or that Tom topping used this method,
Why do people try to force replies to their threads?
I just saw this thread. Numbers look good for 10 days. You probably have 15-20 more to go until it's ready, but you might want to retest in a week. As others have said, it's not until Ammonia and Nitrites are zero that you can look at the Nitrates seriously. Don't do any water changes until it's cycled completely, but you should top off with fresh water.
Nothing wrong with using API tests. Don't let anyone rag on you for that or let them try to convince you they're no good. Been using them for decades. I will not pay three to ten times the price for a test kit so I can get half a percent more precision. It's pH. It's either close enough to call as 8.2 or it's too high or too low. Almost the same with Ammonia. You either have none or you have some. Whether it's 0.25 or 0.1645 doesn't matter -- BOTH are high and unsafe.