Hi everyone, I just got fishlore today because of all the questions I've been having. I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater. I heard I have to cycle my tank before I put any fish in it but that's where I'm stuck. I want to do a fishless cycle and have heard two different kinds, 1. With fish food: but takes a long time and I'm not sure if you still do weekly water changes during this process. 2: With ammonia drops but I'm not sure if you do water changes again, and if you absolutely have to have buy bacteria to go along with it. Can you not use ammonia drops without the bacteria drops? I've also heard that you should not add bacteria to your fish tank unless you plan on using it every water change from now on. Some people were saying that they do not let the tank develop enough nitrifying bacteria on its own. Sorry for all the questions. Researching on my own has led to so much misconceptions along with the people at the stores telling me all kinds of inconsistent information. Thank you!!!! I really want my fish to be happy.