What ammonia source are you using? At 9 days out, I would expect higher ammonia and nitrite results. Using only LR
to cycle won't give you a high enough ammonia spike to produce enough BB to support fish when you add them. That means that when you add fish, you'll have a mini cycle and the fish might not make it.
I would put a raw shrimp in a pantyhose, tie it off and toss it in the tank. Let it rot. Yes, it will smell bad after a few days, but leave it. You want ammonia to get at least up to 4 ppm
. So test once a day and make sure it gets up to that. Test ammonia, nitrite and nitrate once a day. Leave the light off, it'll only encourage algae growth. Testing the other stuff is great practice, but isn't really necessary until you have fish or coral in there. When you have ammonia spike to 4 and back to 0, nitrite spike and back to 0, and by then your nitrates will probably be very high, then you're fully cycled. That's when you do a big water change and add a fish. Sorry if this is redundant info for you, just wanted to be thorough. Lol
lots of luck with your tank!!