so i have cycled about 9 tanks and would consider myself all knowing about the cycling process but... so i bought a fluval 8g and wanted it instantly cycle it. so i added 2 pieces of driftwood, 1 sponge filter, 2 moss balls and some plants all from my 40g(in sig). also put the filter media from my aqua clear filter in the filter that comes with the fluval. it was on my 20g divided betta tank. the 40 and 20 have been running for almost a year! so i wanted to make sure it was cycled not as if i really had to but was gonna wait to put some fish in. so i added 3 drops of pure ammonia i normally used. waited a lil bit to test it but when i did it was .50. tested it next 2 day with the same result. i did a water change yesterday and it went down to .25 so why isnt my bacteria eating the ammonia? why arnt my plants soaking up the ammonia? guess i could do water changes to get rid of the ammonia but would the tank be cycled? i might do that and just keep a close eye on it. any advice would be appreciated.