Okay, so (as if it's not a tad obvious) I am new to the forum and decided to sign up to obtain some opinions via post.
I've been doing a ton of snooping and research on caring for these awesome little scaly minions and have decided to upgrade to a 5 or 10 gallon tank to split between a few of my boys. While this upgrade is currently on hold 'till after my Rock on the Range excitement, it is on the agenda as soon as my next paycheck rolls through the bank.
Anyways, onto my entire reason for this thread...
Has anyone used, or does anyone recommend starting a tank with API Quick start or any of the "live" gravel choices? If I used the gravel in a 5 or 10 gallon how much would one recommend to get it cycled? (I tend to use marbles mostly or along with rock.)