So I want to get a 10 gallon tank with 3 ottos and one male betta. I have "Stability" to cycle without fish. So, if I set up the tank with (live) plants, conditioned water, filter, heater, and add in the water cycler, should it be safe in a week? Tell me if there is anything I should change!!
Not a good idea unless the tank is well established. What are you reading for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in the tank you just started cycling? That's the only way to know if the stuff is working or not.
Wendy has given you some great advice. A true cycle takes about a month to cycle, chemicals won't do all that work for you. If your tanks have not been introduced to ammonia yet, then your cycles didn't start. Do you have any source of ammonia in any of your tanks? (i.e. Fish, Fish Food, Pure Ammonia, etc.)
Around 6 weeks to cycle, and if you are planning on ottos (a 10 gallon is a little small for them), then you will want the tank to be well established and completely through it's cycle. Would wait 6-8 weeks before adding them in as they are delicate fish who need a ton of live plants, and a tank that is mature.