Finally! After 9 days of fussing over my cycling and patiently waiting, I have signs of nitrite!
Or what I think is nitrite. I have the API Master Water Testing kit and when testing the water today (just finished a few minutes ago) the nitrite was slightly off color. It wasn't 0ppm, but it didn't look like .25ppm either. What I'm hoping is that it's just the slight sign of it and that it'll start growing more soon.
Ammonia is at 1.00ppm still and I didn't bother checking nitrate at this point. I wish cycling didn't take so long but I'm not getting my betta until everything is perfect, nothing less. It doesn't help the tank is in my bedroom just waiting for a little friend to live in it.