Okay so I did some more testing.... here are the results:
Source water after 24h de-gas: pH 7.8, before 7.4
Source water after fertilizer: pH 7.2, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, Ammonia 0
Did a 50% water change yesterday and gravel vac, added fertilizer and prime: Ammonia 0.25, pH 7.4, Nitrite 0, didn't check nitrates.
The numbers are fluctuating a lot...is this supposed to happen? Isn't the ammonia at this point supposed to be at 0, and the Nitrates beginning to stabilize? How is it that the ammonia is still so high? Should I be expecting an increase in the other levels again before everything reaches 0?