My nitrite is not off the chart anymore! After 2 weeks of it being a horrible purple, and nitrate stuck at 5ppm, it is now reading 0.5ppm for nitrite! Hooray!
I tested it an hour or so after a huge water change so I'm weary about the result just cause there was no end in sight. Not that I don't think it's correct. I'm just in disbelief that I made it. The odd thing is that the ammonia went up to 0.25 from 0.
I will test it again when I wake up in the morning in hope that both ammo and nitrite to be 0.
It has been an arduous deal cycling the tank. It is such a relief now to finally get different reading results. I survived. Haha.