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Old 11-26-2008, 01:40 AM   #11
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Agree with melosu... different strokes for different folks. But I just have one question...

You state that you think it is "better to cycle with living fish."

Why?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 PM   #14
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It is progressing as expected for 1.75 weeks. I have another 6.25 weeks or so before I think I will be adding anything else.

I am surprised at how closed minded everyone is regarding differences of opinion. Remember that there are many ways to skin a cat, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages...
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It is progressing as expected for 1.75 weeks. I have another 6.25 weeks or so before I think I will be adding anything else.

I am surprised at how closed minded everyone is regarding differences of opinion. Remember that there are many ways to skin a cat, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages...
People aren't closed minded. They're just concerned about the happiness and health of the fish.

It's well known and understood that high ammonia levels are very stressful, harmful, and potentially fatal to fish. I think people don't understand why you're subjecting live fish to the extreme stress when you could be accomplishing the exact same thing with no animals and a few ounces of household ammonia.
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How many ways are there to skin a cat?? have you tried alternate methods?? And why would you skin a cat?? what are the advantages and disadvantagesto skinning a cat? Wouldn't be so good for the cat I would assume.
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I am surprised at how closed minded everyone is regarding differences of opinion. Remember that there are many ways to skin a cat, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages...
Then I'll ask again...

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You state that you think it is "better to cycle with living fish."

Why?
Everyone's entitled to do things how they see fit - and there's more than one way to do things. But you seem to have drawn your own opinion that cycling with fish is truly the best method, and I'm curious what led you to that opinion.

Not looking to start a fight or anything... just curious.
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I agree. Just tell us what you are trying to prove? Show us how your way is better? That`s your words not ours.
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