Alright So I really could use advice. Hal has been helping me a lot and I appreciate it! We decided to start a thread though to see what we can get out of it. This isn't a tank with a betta it has an axolotl but I have consulted the caudata forum and I didn't get much feedback.
so here is the deal:
I started cycling the tank on August 9th It was going pretty well I would do about 25% water changes twice a day. And finally after about a month and a half it cycled. but then I moved. ANd I transfered the filter in the water so I thought the cycle would not get destroyed. But then the tap water here has ammonia in it which I was unaware of and it seems to have destroyed my cycle. For the past month I have been trying to cycle it but see it going nowhere. Ammonia stays consistently and .5ppm and Nitrite just rose this week to about 2.0 ppm and I can't bring it down. I constantly do water changes everyday.
Because the water has ammonia in it I switched my dechlore to prime to help reduce the toxics. I also started using stability. That didn't seem to help. I also have java moss, Java fern, and pothos roots in there.
Any suggestions are helpful Im in desperate need of the tank to cycle before November 20th.