A friend of mine just set up a new tank--it's a 10gal with about 15lbs of LR. It's been set up for 25 days and he is cycling with a damsel (don't shoot the messenger, please). He has one of those stick-on ammonia indicators which has shown nothing and he's also tested ammonia, nitrites and nitrates numerous times with a real test kit (not sure what brand) with results always being zero. He's feeding both flake & frozen foods. There were a few snail/hermit crab hitchhikers that are still alive and well. The tank is covered in algea and he says the damsel isn't looking so good, but all tests are still zilch. Shouldn't a cycle have started by now? What's going on here?:help: Suggestions would be muchly appreciated.