Ok everybody, a real smh moment here. While I was taking a picture of the two beers to post, I realized that the gelatin fined beer is, in fact, clearer now. I guess it was just a time thing. Took a total of 3 days, and I would not be surprised if it continued to clear a bit more. Never got any sludge, but I suppose the goo has just caked around the dip tube and is holding steady. Thanks for all your help and insight even if it just came down to impatience!
EDIT: correction, took 4 days to show a difference, not 3