Thank you Hallyx, I appreciate that I consider that quite a compliment from you. Personally, I think you have a wider range of knowledge & experience from what I've read in your posts. I'm quite the newbie, less than 2 yrs, so my knowledge is limited, I can only share my experiences & hope it helps.
My 2.5g tanks, 1 at work & 1 at home, do not have live plants & I haven't been testing either. I do twice weekly water change.s typically around 80% each time with a 100% periodically. I have tested in the past & it took about 4 days, if I remember correctly for ammonia to show as .25.
LOL. I hadn't even thought about being stalked but now that you mention it . . .
Thank you about the tanks. I went a little crazy when I started, I've only been in the hobby about 18 months & I'm finally slowing down a bit with it. Although I do have have 2 tanks sitting around doing nothing.