My tank has been cycling for about 3 weeks now, just poking along. I tossed a shrimp in the tank from the freezer and let it rot for a bit and it spiked and the ammonia and its now back to zero. Seems it really did speed things up!
There are a cpl small fish stores in my area and a few big name pet stores i'm going to scope out for my fish/snails tomorrow. I've got my eye on a pair of Purple Firefish, or a Yellow Watchman Goby. I've already constructed a PVC
O-shaped tunnel for a future Goby. I just need to find the right barnacle for the opening.
My tank is pretty bleak right now. It's a Fish Only 12 gallon, so I need to make each fish count seeing as I don't have much space. I've got some pretty good ideas brewing for decor and will be posting pics up soon!