Im completely baffled, very lost and a little bit disheartened as this is not my first tank and I feel like this all alot more complicated than I ever had it last time.
Yea, it can be pretty complicated. Most of us are in the same boat, still learning even after years of experience. Part of that is because you tend not to cycle tanks much unless you have many of them.
The fact is, a tank like yours without fish or any other source of ammonia will not be cycled after 10 days. So your conditions only look good because the nitrogen cycling hasn't actually begun yet. It takes 6-8 weeks to cycle a tank if you don't have a way to speed up the cycling. So I think you need to focus on that. Determining your water condition would still be important, but the bottom line is that if you don't cycle your tank and decide to add fish soon, they will have a harder time of it. I've always done cycling with fish in the tank, but I use hardy fish and usually help out the cycling process by adding bio-enhancing materials, old filter form already cycled tank, etc. I still have lot of hassles with trying to keep things reasonable for the fish. If you don't want to go down that road, I suggest following the guidance of some knowledgeable people here and learn about a fishless cycle and the actual timelines & nitrogen cycle stages involved with that.