Everything is still going good.
I also ending up having to replace my filter. Installed an aqua clear 70. From reading on here I was careful and put a section of the old filter in it. To keep bacteria.
All the readings are good. Even, the water is so clear now. Now I just need to take care of the algae. I'm sure it's from the water being so bad. I started using Algaefix. I'm hoping now once I get this under control maintenance will be a little easier. It's already easier now with the ammonia under control.
I don't know if I already said it or not but...
Thanks everyone for your help, especially Dano. It took me a while but I'm getting it.