fish-in cycling can be harmful to the fish and takes longer to cycle the tank than fishless cycling.
Fish in requires daily water tests and water changes whenever ammonia rears it's ugly head.
With fishless, in the beginning you can test once a week(for 2-3 weeks) and add ammonia when needed. No water changes until ammonia disappears overnight.
Ammonia can be purchased at walmart, grocery stores and even the dollar store. I went through 4 different stores before i finally found a non-sudsing ammonia.
Last edited by FishyFishy89; 02-12-2013 at 03:01 PM.