I'm doing the dreaded fish-in cycle with 2 bettas (im a bad fish mom, I know), dosing with prime regularly and testing my waters regularly as well. Thing is, my ammonia has been in the same spot for at least two weeks. I do a water change around .50-1ppm ammonia and so far no nitrates and no nitrites and I've dosed it with beneficial bacteria and I have a live plant (my first lol) which I hear are supposed to help. I've started to see some brown algae as well. Normally I would be patient but I have horrible luck with tank cycling and me and others on forums can never figure out why or what's wrong. any direction or advice as to help speed up cycling or if its normal for just ammonia to be testing for so long - would be helpful.