Products that contain the right species include Dr. Tim's One and Only, and Tetra Safe Start.
When you use the correct products, and the products have been correctly handled (neither overheated nor chilled to freezing) the bacteria get right to work, and you may see only a little blip of ammonia or nitrite for the first day or maybe two.
I have used them in an emergency high ammonia situation and within 24 hours the tank was fine.
Happy fish keeping!
1 is feeding thriftyly
2 many water changes
Fish excrete ammonium, which is rapidly turned into nitrite, and slowly into nitrate. This latter is quite safe, but nitrite is not.
During cycling you will expect nitrite levels to go up, and the only thing one can do is dilute the, that is change water.
I think you will need to do this daily, for at least 2 weeks. You can measure nitrite - if the levels are safe, you will not need to chnage water that day.
Good luck with the efford
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