Yeah, that's true. Thanks, I was researching this, and that seemed the most convenient way being that I have a new container of fish food that isn't going to be used. When I do this, is there a certain amount of food that I need to put in to reach the desired ppm, and when doing this is it true to only do one large wc once the cycle has ended?
I think the best is to do it with live fish, although some people may think this is cruel. There are only a few types of fish that can live through a cycle. I dont know them so you will have to research them elsewhere, sorry. Otherwise you could put pure ammonia, make sure it's 100% pure, and this would quicken it up.
IMHO, fishless is best. I've done it with fish and I'll spare you the boring details but I've got a lone zebra danio cruising my display tank. It looks totally out of place and I'll never be able to net it without breaking down the tank. Had I gone fishless I wouldn't be stuck with a small zippy fish who trys to school with the big dogs.
I'm glad your going fishless!
Haha, oh wow, how long has it been like that? Yeah, I never wanted to do the "fish" method of cycling, seems to risky, and as it being my first time, I don't want to put any fish in jeporady. Just a question, when trying to cycle with fish food how many days will pass until my tank shows an increase in ammonia?
It's been a YEAR since I've had that lone danio. A YEAR! I'm so embarrased by him that I don't even list him under my tank's occupants.
I have no idea how long it takes for ammonia to show up. I'd think you'd start seeing something in a week's time but someone else will need to confirm. Do you have a test kit so you'll know when you have your spike?
Yeah, I do but I haven't started yet. I want to to know what I'm doing first, before I start anything. Wow, that's a long time, why don't you add some tank mates along with him, or he is the agressive type? LOL, I find that so funny