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It's actually not that fast and not as nice to the fish as say, using live rock or raw shrimp to cure a tank. Live rock is the best way to cycle your tank, just be sure you know if you are getting "cured" or "un-cured", it makes a big difference. A piece of raw shrimp will start a tank to cycle. Be sure to use your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate test kits throughout any cycling procedures so you know when to add livestock.
I bought all my cured live rock from my lfs which kept theirs in a huge curing vat, I essentially had no curing time and could immediately (but slowly) add my livestock to my tank.