Test again today, everything is still at 0 except ammonia which is now at .25. I have 3 live plants in there and they are tiny. I do not use test strips. I use the API freshwater test kit. I think the cycle might have started over but I don't know what made it do that.
You might try using a chemical that detoxifies ammonia like Prime or AmQuel+. I haven't used API Stress Coat, but it could be effecting your cycle from completing. I've read that Stress Coat removes chlorine but breaks down chloramines leaving the ammonia ions in the tank. That would suggest why you are getting a large reading of ammonia.
Perhaps someone with experience with StressCoat will come along and explain that a little better.
Edit: The more I read about Stress Coat, the more it seems that chemical is what's causing your ammonia problems. I would definitely go get some Prime or AmQuel and start doing daily water changes to began detoxify the ammonia.
Use Seachem's Prime instead while the tank is cycling. It detoxes ammonia and nitrites. Daily water changes with Prime (or you guy buy some Tetra Safe Start, which is a bacteria booster - if you are interested, we can give you tons of info on it.)
It keeps your current fish safer while you cycle. It will not speed up your cycle. And I recommend that you wait until your tank is cycled AT LEAST 2 weeks before adding more fish. You want to give the bacteria colony time to establish well.
It should detoxify the ammonia, but I would keep an eye on your water parameters for two weeks just to make sure it gets cycled. Eventually you should get a small reading of nitrAtes, less than 20. Then you should be cycled.
Keep up with those daily water changes and I would probably only feed your fish once a day from now on. With flake food, break it up real fine and only feed enough that the fish can eat all of it within a minute or so. You don't want rotting food in your tank right now. Especially, algae wafers.