Hello, so I currently have a 10 gallon aquarium I have been trying to cycle for three weeks with no change in ammonia, it was at 2ppm. I was adding pure ammonia and added Dr tims one and only. After adding the one and only, my ammonia appeared to go up and there was white sediment all over the gravel and plants. It was suggested I should clean the gravel and start over because it was probably dead. I did that and now my ammonia is .5. I ordered tetra safe start plus because of all the good reviews and I am trying to get this tank cycled before my sons birthday in July. I thought I could use it to fishless cycle my tank, but then read it is best to use with fish. The tank will have two ADFs, but I would rather not risk their lives in this process since I heard they are very sensitive and am not interested in adding fish that I don't really want to keep when all this is over. I have a 5.5 gallon tank with two shrimp and 4 snails, which I was planning on having in the tank with the ADFs. Would having the shrimp and snails in the tank with the tetra safe start provide sufficient food for the bacteria to grow? Or if I use the tetra safe start to fishless cycle my tank how much ammonia should I add to the tank so it doesn't die off? Would fishless cycling with tetra safe start take a lot longer?