Hi and welcome to the forum
It normally takes around 4-6 weeks (sometimes longer) to cycle an aquarium. If you add a live filter bacteria to the aquarium, it can cycle the tank in a couple of weeks. You are unlikely to get a nitrite or nitrate reading for a couple of weeks. And nitrate readings are the last to occur so testing for nitrates a couple of days after the tank is set up, won't give you a nitrate reading.
If you use a liquid bacteria supplement (live filter bacteria), I recommend adding a double dose every day for a week, then pour the remaining contents into the tank or put it in the fridge. Try to add the bacteria near the filter intake so it gets drawn into the filter where it belongs.