Do you want to do fish in or fishless cycle? Fishless cycles are fairly fast a few weeks and fish in is usually 6-8 weeks and you take a chance of losing more fish. I have a good article on how to do a fishless cycle that I always use and my 10 gal
was cycled in 2 weeks using it.
And please don't let what some say on here get you down or make you feel bad, chances are they did the same thing.