I have been cycling my 12g eclipse system for 6 weeks now, still with no nitrites. I currently have 4 zebra danios and an apple snail in the tank. I do weekly 30-40% water changes and use prime dechlorinator.
My PH stays pretty high above 7.4. I have all silk plants, with the exception of one small bunch of anacharis which I leave floating. I thought it'd be good for oxygen and what not. The anacharis seems to be doing okay. I feed the fish once sometimes twice a day. Small amounts though. I hear it's better to do multiple small meals rather than one large one.