Hello, I've been trying to cycle my 5g desktop tank for 3 weeks. I have relatively fine sand, two marimo moss/algae balls and two plants that my lfs said were appropriate for the led light the tank came with. I don't have a heater (will get one if needed) so temp is about 22 Celsius. Week 1 I had 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates. Ph was 8. Water has been conditioned with api conditioner. Weeks 2 and 3 Ph was 8.2, ammonia was 0.25, and 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates. I have been adding a pinch of ground beta flake food every other day for 3 weeks. I know patience is needed for a cycle but it seems that my ammonia levels are not increasing enough to create nitrates. Do I need to dose with pure ammonia? Could anything else be stalling the cycle? I have not done any water changes or cleaning, but have topped up with conditioned water twice when the level fell to the minimum line on the tank. I also don't know anyone with an established tank to borrow from. Finally, I'm planning to put just one betta in the tank. Do I need to worry about the pH being around 8.2 or will the fish acclimatize? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!