Ok, my 5 gallon tank that I started on Feb. 13 is still reading a tad high on the ammonia, ammonia is 2, ph is 7.8 and my nitrate was 0 yesterday and today is 5. I just did a water change on the 25th and did another one today. I normally fill bucket with water, add Prime and let sit for a day or two or longer, then do water change. Should I add the Prime directly to the tank instead of letting water sit for a couple days? Does everyone else here add water directly to the tank and then add conditioner or store water for awhile? Btw, my 2 new Julii cories are so adorable. Love their markings, hoping to get a bigger tank soon as soon as I get my cycles under control and have a better understanding of it all. Mostly just having trouble with ammonia with the betta tank. I only feed him twice a day, 2 Tetra mini pellets and 1 bloodworm.