Performed approx 50% water change. After change, levels were: Ammonia .25 ppm, Nitrite 2 ppm (I'll keep an eye on this), and Nitrate 10 ppm. Also, calculations were correct. From .25 ppm, 12 drops of Ammonia raised levels to between 2 and 4 ppm.
Hopefully the left over ammonia will help clean up around the house.
And I agree, nothing should have to swim in its own (unprocessed) toxic waste. Plus, it's quite a fun little science project to pass time between my two terms of classes.
I have a ghost shrimp in a bowl (frequent water changes) with a lilly bulb (getting cleaned by him), so he is keeping me company until the tank is ready for my Betta. He's going to be a black orchid crowntail with golden yellow and black tail.