OK, cycling my 2.5 gal, fish-in unfortunately
I'm trying to make it go faster by using the "bottled bacteria." I have a REALLY hard time believing that any of them work seeing as they are non-refrigerated and don't have an ammonia source to keep the bacteria alive, but a lot of people swear by them so I thought I'd bring it up here.
I've been trying Nutrafin Cycle with few results. Of course, I've also done a 100% water change, so I'm sure that wrecked it. I also could have gotten a bad batch. Or maybe it's all a load of crap.
The other one I've heard great things about is Tetra Safe Start - supposedly it's the freshwater version non-refrigerated version of Biospira. Has anyone tried this?
Does anyone know of any brands that worked well for them? Or is it all really just a marketing scam?