So as I've stated in my previous threads, my betta Bodhi is battling a persistent case of Fin Rot. It has been almost a month since he was at his worst state with his tail fin more than halfway to his body. He has since improved slightly. There is visible regrowth. I attribute this to daily 50% water changes which I have been doing for weeks now. Just one day without a WC and you can see his fin start to degrade immediately. This tank has proven to be exceptionally difficult to work with since day one. It is hexagon shaped so that means in certain lighting Bhodi's reflection is visible which stresses him out. It is impossible for me to cycle this tank. I have had it running since March and the .25 ammonia refuses to leave. Yes there is ammonia in my tap, but a cycled tank should be able to get rid of that right? Finally it being only 5 gallons has made it a pain to keep clean. I have had enough of this tank. I am finally getting a 10 gallon aquarium that I'm positive a beginner aquarist like me will find much easier to maintain. Not to mention Bodhi will love it. But until I have the money and supplies and the new tank cycled, I'm stuck with what I have now. I would like some input on how exactly i can make this tank livable at least until his new one is ready. Right now, it's pretty grim... Since I need the water pristine and ammonia levels at a minimum. (impossible to reach 0) I have taken out all the gravel and plants so all that remains is his hut and some rocks. I would like to reintroduce the gravel and plants, but I am scared the ammonia levels will rise again (they were at 1 ppm when i removed said items) or the water will become dirty and the fin rot will get even more aggressive. Thoughts, Ideas? Levels ammonia .25 nitrite 0 nitrate 0-5 Current daily procedure 50% WC 75% if I see fin degradation add Prime once a week add cap of Stress Coat test water parameters daily pic of tank situation. I included pics of the filters because I don't really know enough about aquarium filters to describe them.