Ok hello all. Haven't been on the site since 2004 but i'm back into fish again and have a few questions. So many different views on tank cycling wow. Ok 55 gallon tank up and running for 2 weeks 2 convicts 4 tiger barbs and a jewel. The jewel was a gift I wouldn't have put him in on my own but he holds his own good. Now of coarse the readings are crazy with ammo,nits and others. So I read to do a 20% water change everyday. But that was alot of work. So I stopped. Now I reduced feedings to once a day and when the ammonia reads 0.25-0.50 I add a cap full of prime. And change the water every 3 days or so. Is 1 feeding a day ok until the tank is cycled. By the way convicts already breeding!