Originally Posted by Dallascowboys16
What do you mean by less than 0.5 ammonia? Any amount of Ammonia could be causing this and It should be at zero in a cycled tank.
Zero nitrates and any(even questionably .25 ppm
) means something is not right.
If you question the readings then things are not good IMO
This is not fact but we all need to know(guess) what is happening.
Wisdom and knowledge come with time.
If you think it is not right then it probably is not.
You don't sound cycled IMO