What size is your tank and what was in it before?
Your cycle does probably need to just catch up with the bioload but will probably require some attention from you in the mean time. A few water changes to keep your ammo and nitrite(NO2
) in check will be good. I probably wouldn't let anything get above .50 so would do a water change now to get that nitrite down below .50 and then retest tomorrow. How long this mini cycle will last depends really on a few different things. Tank size, what type of fish you added and their bioload.
edit - you may need to just let your ph test sit longer. Mine needs to sit for 5 minutes before reading. Generally PH isn't a big issue provided you aren't trying to keep sensitive fish
1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish