to cycle a 5gal tank without a filter?
Cycling seems like such a good idea - much easier than 100 percent changes every week. But I have read that without any filtration or movement in the tank, cycling can take a while?
I have read loads of great articles, and I think I have enough info to cycle my tank. But just to be sure that I have it right:
I would want to do a fishless cycle, and probably using fish food, not ammonia. So I drop a pinch of food in every day until both ammonia and nitrate levels both read 0. Then I do an 80 percent water change, and add fish/frogs gradually?
Do I have it straight? If not, please correct me.
Also, just wanted to say thanks to everyone! After I rescued my betta, you have been a wonderful, supportive, and very helpful bunch! I am so grateful.