Okay, to do Hypo you will need a refractometer so you can exactly bring the SG
level to 1.009 and you have to monitor the water so it stays at that level. You can only do this with a refractometer.
Second, you have to monitor Ammonia in the QT, because until the filter kicks in ammonia will rise. I know it's alot of work, but I know you can do it and we will all be here to help you.