Thanks for the info
The tank's been cycling for 5 weeks. A local service set it up and after about a week, put in a few damsels. Last week they added 3 more fish at my request (my bad, I was having a party). Anyway, the ammonia is still in the .05 zone - the service is coming tomorrow to do a water change. Anyway, like I said, I've read that bio-spira is good at speeding the cycling process. I've already put in some ammo-loc - don't want to be responsible for killing the fish my vanity forced in there. So the fishless cycling is not an option (unless, of course, the fish all die - sigh).
Any other suggestions?