Well I am in day 27 of cycling my 26 gallon and have bought and set up a new 46 gallon which I love, might be addicted now but that's another story...ha. I have been cycling for 10 days (in the 46 gallon) and basically have no readings but .25 ammonia so I bought a product called Eco-Start that claims that I can do an initial treatment and then a treatment for four straight days and I should be good. It even says that I can add fish as I do it. The tank has no fish and I guess my questions is: Does this really work and is it safe? I added a piece of raw shrimp tonight to see if that would help. Though I would hate it, I am ok if I need to just hang tight and go thru the 4-6 weeks but I sure would like some fish. Any thoughts?