Hello! I have been cycling a new 10 gallon for over a month now. I wasn’t seeing any difference other then the ammonia getting up to 1.5 and the nitrite being 0.25 and staying there for like 2 weeks. I was doing research and came across tetra safe start plus and added some of that in. The next morning my ammonia was 1.0, nitrite was 2.0, and nitrate 5.0. It has been that way for two days now. I ordered some snails online last week and they are supposed to get here on Wednesday. All of that being said I have two questions. First, why did the tetra safe start plus cause all my levels to rise at the same time? I know all about the nitrogen cycle so I know how the others need to drop in order for one to rise. My second question is is it even safe to put the snails in now? I know my levels are high and so I don’t think it is. Also, what should I do to make the levels drop faster? I don’t have any lives plants in the tank and don’t have access to any cycled media.