Tank has been cycling for a couple weeks now and still no nitrate reading. I had 4ppm of Ammonia last week which lowered to 2ppm two days later. No ammonia has been added since then but the reading started to climb first yesterday it rose to 4ppm again and today it is off the chart. Found nothing dead in the tank and the only thing added was a product recommended by the local pet store owner.
He suggested adding StressZyme. The water had been clear until this was added. A few days after adding the stresszyme the water took on a greenish hue and now it looks like pond water. This also coincided with the rise in ammonia readings.
This is an indoor tank with not much natural light and zero input from rain water or other possible animal waste. The ammonia used for dosing was in liquid form so I think it should not be a factor in the continued rise in readings. Though I have been wrong before.
I think I will change at least 1/2 if not all the water tomorrow.