ok, your question confused me a little. u said u started cycling jan. 11th and have had no ammonia and nitrite. It's jan 26, today and you said "is it possible it cycled overnight?" Overnight? It's been cycling for 15 days. If it doesn't have ammonia or nitrite by now than it's cycled. The only way u are going to lower nitrate is if you perform partial water changes or get an ass of plants, denitrator, or somehow figure out how to cultivate and keep alive anaerobic bacteria in your tank.