Hi all, I got a betta for my 3 year old son about 9 days ago. We also got one of them really small (quart sized) tank for it. After doing a little reading here and there I got a 10 gallon tank for it. A week later I got 6 Blue Mickey Mouse Planties (mistake #1 not including getting the betta before having a cycled tank). My master test kit came in yesterday. I have been using Seachem Stability (new tank stablization system) and doing daily quart size water changes. After I did the test yesterday I did a 15% change last night. This evening I did a 30% change. The ammonia seem to be between .25 and .50 ppm before and after the change. However I have about 5 ppm nitrate and zero nitrite. So I am not sure if I am having a mini cycle (unlikely because my tank is so new). However I can't explain the 5 ppm of nitrate. My friend who has a salt water tank thinks the nitrate is from the tap. Anyways I am looking general direction on the aquarium and an explanation for the nitrate level. Thanks in advance for your adviceassi.