Originally Posted by Freddiesbuns
As long as there is ammonia and nitrates, putting fish in the tank is hazardous.
Nitrates are suitable up for a community tank up to about 40ppm.......nitrItres are what you want to keep at zero....
Jerry - make sure you are using pure
ammonia...... if the ingredients say anything besides water and ammonia...chances are its not the right stuff.
Can you get a test sample of your tap water?? maybe that is the source of your high ph?
You're definetly still cycling, which you pointed out. just make sure to check your levels everyday! You're doin great