I'm currently doing a fishless cycling. The two times that I had to cycle a tank I did it without plants. This time I'm cycling with some Moneyworts and Amazon Swords. I've read that plants will compete with the beneficial bacteria with absorbing ammonia and nitrites. I been cycling for a week now and I noticed my ammonia goes from 1.0PPM in the morning to 0PPM but no traces of nitrites. Are the plants absorbing the ammonia? Will the plants slowdown the developement of growing a colony of beneficial bacteria?