You need some plants in there. At least some moss. Another good plant for starting a tank is wisteria.
CYCLING, SILENT by Rex Griggs
With lots of fast growing stem plants you can add a medium to large fish load all at once and never see the traditional ammonia or nitrite spikes. Suggestions (4-6 stems each) of plants for each five gallons of water. Plants Foxtail, Hygro, Creeping Charlie, Red Ludwigia, Moneywort, Wisteria, Egeria, Shinnersia rivularis, and Sprite.
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