09-12-2006, 12:01 AM
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No. pH will not matter at this point. As you don't keep fish that are delicate and thriving in soft, acidic water, I wouldn't worry about it.
Did you buy the test kit on ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?
By the way, you got the term "cycle" wrong.
It's "water change".
The term "water change" is replacing an amount of old water with a new one(which should be dechlorinated of course).
To "cycle" is allowing your tank to mature with bacteria establishing colonies to convert dangerous substances like ammonia and nitrites to harmless nitrates(at a level below 40 ppm).