I'm not familiar with this tank cycling business. However, in another post, it was asked of my if I cycled my tank. I guess you could say, if I did, not knowingly.
About 10 days ago, I set up my new tank, waited 24 hours and then put my betta fish in.
Didn't do any type of cycling.
However, I have had my betta fish since Oct 1st. When I first got then, I got gravel for them that I was keeping in their bowls. When I set up this new aquarium, I used the same gravel as I did in their bowls.
Now, I have 2 bettas and three snails in my aquarium. Do you think the tank is cycled enough to add two ghost shrimp? Yes/no?