Okay so I have posted about this a few times but my thread gets lost and then people stop replying, so I'm here again lol. But I have a 10 gallon I have been trying to cycle for almost 5 months. Yes, as you probably guessed, it's my first real aquarium (other than the 1 gallon I had for my poor brown plain female betta lol but I think we all had our mistakes with fish back then) And I have made mistake after dumb mistake, such as "rising off" my filter media under non dechlorinated tap water, dosing my tank to over 8ppm of ammonia, letting nitrates go sky high, constantly dosing ammonia scared of starving my bacteria, (I think you get it) but finally! I'm at the end. But being the impatient person I am, I need help. I'm where you dose, then wait 24 hours. I started my tank at 1ppm of ammonia, (actually it was above 8 but I fixed that so now I'm basing it off only 1ppm) and I'll dose that much overnight, but then 24 hours later (not exactly, I usually test when I get home from school vs I dose it at night) nitrite is at 1 - .50 ppm. Then I wait the next day, and after that nitrite is at .25-0. So I dose again, and then test the next day, etc. I've been doing this for weeks now and no progress. Only bacteria thing I use it pure ammonia in a bottle, from dr.tims but recently I did buy TSS+ (as explained below) I even bought a small bottle of TSS+ and dumped like most of it in there, (there's a little left on the bottom) and yet, it still didn't work. I dumped it in there a couple days ago so I don't know if it takes time to work, or what. My tank is stuck in the same place, please help!