Hey guys! I'm fairly new to this forum and fish keeping in general so let's get straight to the question. I've recently started a 10 gallon tank after failing miserably on my 5 gallon (no fish were harmed, I promise). The 10 gallon is about 10 days old, with fish already inside it. I set up the tank, waited 3 days and added tetra safestart plus to it and after reading around, I decided to add 6 neon tetras to the tank. About 2 days later one of my friends gave me some beneficial bacteria from his own tank and I've been testing my parameters every two days ever since. I've also decided to add my Betta into the tank and 5 more neon tetras so overall my tank has 11 neon tetras, 1 betta, 1 otocinclus and 4 ghost shrimp. I know my tank is a bit overstocked but my main question is about my parameters. My ammonia is constantly at 0.25 ppm, nitrite at 0 ppm and nitrate at 20 ppm. I've tested 4 times now which means its been roughly 8 days since I've started testing but nothing has changed ever since. When should I be expecting a change in my parameters? Or am I just one of the lucky people that have an instant cycle from the beneficial bacteria that my friend gave me? Thanks for the help!