Thanks Diana. I appreciate your time replying.
With regards to my test kit, I have the Hagen Nutrafin kit and use Prime as my water conditioner.
With tank 1 I will keep an eye on it. I am hoping the ammonia will disappear soon and it will be cycled.
Concerning tank 2, I don't have ammonia in a bottle (was just using the ammonia from the soil) but I will feed the tank with some fish food to see if that will work.
I never knew the process to cycle a tank was so detailed. Interesting stuff but can get a little confusing for the noobie to understand the results. Slowly learning thanks to the help of people like yourself!