It's important to keep a constant temp in the tank - is your heater adjustable? Many of us keep our tanks between 76-80 and make sure that the new water you add is the same temp as what's in the tank otherwise your fish will get stressed.
Originally Posted by Crush_a_lot
As was stated above, it's important to keep the ammonia no higher than .5 - I usually recommend no higher than .25 - you need to have some ammonia present to grow bacteria and feed whats already in the filter (it's their food). Eventually you will see parameters for a cycled tank but it will take time.
46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in