Ok, here's my problem people..
I've read all about the cycling process and taken on board all advice, there are so many different ways of doing this it seems. Anyway, this is what i've done to date (slightly controversial I know!):
Set up the tank (65 litre tank), removed the chlorine and chloramine. Added the tetrafin cycle and left for a few days.
Added plants and 6 neons last thursday (12th). have been feeding once a day since.
Saturday, Tested PH (was between 7 and 8), tested ammonia (Nil), nitrite (virtually none), nitrate (Virtually none).
Yesterday, i removed approx 8 litres of my water and added 8 litres of a friend's tank water as he was changing his water, the theory behind this is that he would have naturally occuring ammonia in his water for my bacteria to convert to nitrite.
Checked Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels today. Ammonia nil. Nitrite was now above 1 possible 1.3 (Whatever the unit is) the nitrate was about 80 (Whatever the reading is).
I am surprised to find such a jump in nitrite and nitrate ?!
I know this isn't the most straight forward of tank set ups but any advice would be appreciated to help with the situation.