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Unfortunately just letting a tank full of water sit won't cycle it. You need a source of ammonia, be it fish producing waste or another source, to feed the bacteria that convert it to nitrites and eventually nitrates.The fish have been in for 2 weeks. The cycling and setup had been done probably a week before that. I let everything sit a while to make extra sire I wasn't throwing fish into something uncomfortable.
You have a source of ammonia added which is a start, but without testing the water parameters it is possible you have the fish in a tank with ammonia and nitrites. Extended exposure can cause a slew of health issues. Tomorrow, as soon as you're able, I would test the water and report the results here.The rest of the house is asleep now so I can't dig out the test kit but I have the heater set to 80 for my Rams and as far as water changes I've done a couple around maybe 30 or 40% and when it was empty I would sprinkle some food and some of the starter additives in every day to try and get a little ammonia and bacteria in there to clear it out.
Your pH is fine as is unless it is extremely low or high, don't screw around with it; most captive bred fish can adapt to a wide array of pH levels easily. Also, do not add aquarium salt to tanks with scaleless fish such as catfish and loaches. They don't tolerate it very well. If you absolutely have to raise pH (very low pH or water has no buffering capacity), first look into raising KH. Crushed coral is a very popular media and I recently used it in my tank because my pH was dropping too low when I ran my CO2. It works quite well at raising and buffering your KH and subsequently pH. However, if your pH is fine (6.4 or higher) I'd leave it alone.I used some fluval stuff until that ran out then I have been using an API stress zyme bottle ever since. I also have put in some aquarium salt since when I brought a water sample into the store they said I needed my PH a bit higher. I only added the fish once I got the green light from my local guy.