Originally Posted by 919
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.