When I used to keep fish many years ago we didn’t read anything about cycling and I never tested the water or waited one or two months to add fish. Now everything seems more complicated ! Anyway I first filled my tank just under a week ago and added stability and a dead prawn (can’t get pure ammonia easily). I didn’t put in plants as the guy in the fish shop said to wait at least a week, but then I was reading more and seems like I should have planted the tank straight away and maybe didn’t even need the shrimp. After three days I still didn’t see any ammonia and decided to get plants. I emptied most of the tank, added plants (probably not enough yet) took out the dead shrimp and refilled the tank. I continued to add stability. I am unsure how to proceed now. Also my tank still is quite cloudy, not sure if it’s due to the substrate (fluorite mixed with river sand) or bacteria? Any advice please?