So I have a 29 gallon tank, ive been cycling for 2 weeks now. I did a fishless cycle, but added in a raw shrimp to start the cycle. Ive removed the shrimp and have been testing daily. Reading 1.0ppm for ammonia and zero for nitrites and nitrates. I know my cycle isnt done but how to I get the nitrites and nitrates going? Do i just keep waiting? Also my PH is 8.6 I know it isnt a big deal but my tap water also reads 8.6, should I take steps to bring this down? I wont put fish in until the tank is balanced but everything ive been reading isnt on fishless cycles so im trying to do this without losing fish.