Hey guys! Im new to mac and I am so glad I found this place.So I got a new 10 gallon tank so I am starting to cycle it. A person from my local fish store got me to do the with fish cycling. so I got all livebearers cause they’re my favorite type of fish. I got 1 swordtail, and 2 tux sunbursts Platys. But then I was searching the Internet and I started to see people saying that cycling with fish is cruel but I already started so I have to stick with it. The main things I wanted to ask you guys were, if I can seed from an established tank that has a bit of ammonia and nitrites in it or is that not safe? And how long does it take to have ammonia turn into nitrites during with fish cycling.
BTW my ammonia is .50 ppm, nitrites are 0.0 ppm, nitrates are 0 Ppm, and ph is 7.0
And one more thing is my ammonia levels toxic for my fish right now? Thank You