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Aloha! I was recommended by a good friend to use "Cycle" which appears to be bene-bacteria; it says it lowers ammonia and nitrites "naturally" and I just wanted to find out if anyone had used it before? My nitrites and ammonia are high (yea, I'm using the silly little strips, couldn't find a good all around test kit today that tested for everything, it was all separated and I know that 's to get me to buy all of them and spend $$$$$$ still looking; pet store just said the levels were "high" and didn't give me number readings to tell you folks) although my fish are now acting good after a huge change. I was told this will hasten my cycle, kinda like "cheating" as she put it! I also grabbed some spring water with the hopes that that will help (although my tap water seems fine) and yea I know to use water conditioner still! Also, has anyone ever used the live plant bulbs to grow in the tank? I have my tank near the window (not directly in front of it but off to the side), is that enough light or is the light on the tank enough? I just want the darn tank to cycle it's been almost 1 month!