You can't put cycling on a timeline and say "it's been 1 or 2 or 3 months so my tank should be cycled by now" - a cycled tank has certain readings - 0 ammonia & nitrites and a nitrates reading of 20 or less - until you see readings like that you aren't cycled - it's a process the filter goes through and the amount of time needed is different for every tank.
Originally Posted by Tinafina
46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in