Hello! I have 6 female guppies in my 10 gallon tank and an API master test kit. I set up this tank about a month ago with some java fern, corkscrew val, frogbit and java moss. I put in some fluval bacteria and it seems to have been completely useless. I have done a couple of water changes but in the past two weeks I haven't done any and my test kit keeps reading 0.25 ammonia + 0 nitrite/nitrate + pH 7.5. I'm kinda getting frustrated with not seeing any nitrite or nitrate. I was just wondering if the plants are sucking it up too quickly for it to get registered or the cycle hasn't started yet? Am I getting a false reading? I would really like to start a colony of cherry shrimp but I'm worried the current level of ammonia would kill them. So any help in my situation would be greatly appreciated because currently I'm thinking there is nothing to do but wait!