Y'know... I stuck up for you when some mods wanted to wipe your "cycling with fish" thread out of here. And that's because there's always more than one way to do things. But your attitude is starting to really make me wish I'd just kept my mouth shut and let them delete your post.
There's always going to be disagreement about the best way to do things, but to purposefully knock the wind out of a person just starting out... just because you refuse to understand that a tank can be humanely cycled without fish, and then not see another measurable cycle again... is just plain mean, and wrong. It's OK if you want to remain stubborn and ignorant of other methods, but please don't derail folks here that are trying more modern methods of cycling their tank.
buddha red... most folks here giving advice have followed the same route you're going, and had success. Don't stress... you're going down the right path. Personally, I cycled my main tank fishless, and have NEVER had any measurable ammonia or nitrites over the 9 months I took stocking it - and none since then. (Taking your time allows for your bacteria to catch up to your bioload - which you need to do regardless of how you cycle it, and it also allows your fish to get used to their new environment without having to deal with competition with a bunch of new tank mates all at once.)