Yes, it's supposed to go down...
Let's make this easier, ignore all of what I said about the ppm and stuff. Just listen to the others and that. I'm getting stupid at this, and I'm usually helpful. I guess I'm just used to Fish-In Cycles, I did one in my 3.5 and it worked. :\
Yes, I'm doing a fishless cycle. As far as I know, the ammonia has not been that high. I was originally using test strips to begin with, but I now have the drop test kit. I do keep a log of the results.
Since I've come this far (3 weeks) with the fish food, can I not just keep doing it that way??