Just want to share some information about nitrogen cycle. Hopefully this picture will help someone...
I would like to know your experience with it, after what time you are adding livestock to your tanks?
usually I add (the first) fish somewhere between 2 days and 2 weeks. With my first few tanks I was measuring for nitrite every day, always without result so I stopped worrying about it, seems to me that in a planted tank without a huge source of ammonia those spikes just don't happen.
A tank is never 'cycled' it is constantly cycling. Get the plants growing first, see the Estimated Index (EI) method. If plants are of the 'difficult type' establish with very high levels of CO2. Lean off before adding livestock. I started from the bottom up corys, otos, shrimps and then shoal fish, that way less food in the the substrate.
I do not test the water, over the counter test kits are poor and lab grade ones are very expensive. Nitrate & phosphates are good for plant growth and in general terms harmless to fish. Ammonia/ammonium test are so poor you can see distressed fish before you can get reliable results.
The file you have enclosed is good guide.
Watch you livestock and watch you plants they never lie. Learn to read them.