Hi, thank you for your kind remarks and following the thread. Yes your assumption is correct. Conventional cycling by adding deli shrimp or pure ammonia into a newly setup tank along with LR live sand etc then waiting ammonia to spike then down to 0 and nitrites spike then down to 0 etc takes time and depending on how big the system is and media used it can take upto months before a good strong biological filter is formed that is ready to handle a bio load. These products that i have tested, can reduce the cycle down to days. Anywhere from 2-5 days you can have a tank cycled and ready for fish to be added to it which was unheard of and not possible but with new technologies and advancements such bacteria can be mass produced and harvested then bottled for us hobbyist to use and get pretty much instant cycle. hope that answers your question.