Just started my first fishless cycle. Don't worry about pH?
I took a pH measurement before I added anything and it was about 7.4-7.6. I then did a 50% water change to clear up some cloudiness before I started to cycle. Then I dosed my tank with pure ammonia to about 4 ppm, and my pH is now around 8.1.
Obviously I'm adding ammonia,which is basic. So do I just ignore this high pH reading while dosing ammonia during the fishless cycle?