Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
I would keep focus on growing plant's,lot's of them.
With no ammonia source (fish food,fish poop,),,the nitrifying bacteria can find little to feed on, but with healthy ,sizeable plant mass,,you could add a few small fish after say two week's.
These FEW small fish, would produce small amount of ammonia which plant's will readily use for food for growth.Fish food offered maybe every other day ,tiny anount,,would also provide food source for plant's and bacteria.
Add to many fish too soon,too few plant's for fishes added,,and fishes will suffer = sick,possibly dying fishes.
Add a few fish at two week interval's (quarantine time?),, and tank can mature at slow steady clip = less stress for fishes,you/me.
Cannot comment on bacterial supplement which may or may not be helping but maybe can't hurt anything either.