Well I wanna get this cycling thing started already for my fishy cause doing water changes everyday is getting old fast lol. So i was at petsmart and saw this stuff called Stability by SeaChem. Im wondering if anyone has tried it,does it work,is it really safe to use with fish in the tank,should i use anything with it? Other than the water conditioner. They had this stuff called Prime but im told it makes ya tank water smell awful. So skip that lol. A friend told me about Amquel+ supposed to help cut down nitrates,nitrites and ammonia as well. Does using both of those in conjunction sound okay? i really would love to set up my 2.5 but i ran outta outlets to plug in the filter. Also i saw this stuff called Tetra Safe Start apparently it used to be the refigerated Biospira for freshwater. Is that any better? Also my ammonia levels keep going up. It was up pretty high the other day,like a 4 i think. I got it down to .5 but today its back up to between 1 and 2. I will do a 25% wc,condition the water of course,put in new water then the stability. Does that sound right? I really would love to just stick my filter on my sisters tank let it run for a while but Im not sure of the parameters of her water. She doesnt test it at all,so im afraid its not good. The fish have been in there a good while though (like almost a year or so) so im assuming its cycled by now but she isnt religious with wcs,so its not always good water they are in. So if i can do it from a bottle without hurting Fishy thatd be great,cause im not sure of her fishes health. Thanks for anyone who answers and doesnt mind my long posts.