Its not recommended that you adjust your Ph at this time, besides a Ph of 8 is better for cycling. The Ph tends to swing erratically during and soon after cycling. Also do you know if the product you're using for adjusting Ph is AP safe? Please read this http://www.bioconlabs.com/nitribactfacts.html
From a Google search this product seems safe for use. Its not really hard but you do need to do some amount of study as with anything in life that's new. This way you educate yourself to the point where you can troubleshoot problems on you own. For instance, these few post are going to be read by someone who may/will be experiencing the same, and so, unknowingly you have be educating some other person who desperately needs this advice.
Hi Erik. You are getting great advice from Harold - he really knows what he is doing. ;-) I just wanted to chime in with some reassurance that cycling is the most complex part of running your system, but it is also a great education. Now that you know what you've learned during cycling you are going to have a much easier time troubleshooting whatever comes up in the future. And once the temps in your system increase into the 70's things are going to move along much quicker than they currently are.