Piggy backing on this thread. I've been trying to fishless cycle my tank for over a month with no nitrite readings at all. My LFS
sold me some Tetra safestart and he suggested I do a huge water change to get rid of the ammonia. I have around 4 ppm
in there right now.
My questions is, if this Safestart stuff is full of live bacteria, why would I need to do a WC
to get rid of the ammonia? Wouldnt that only help the bottle of live bacteria I'm about to add? Please let me know your thoughts. This is my last day off in a while and I'm eager to get started but dont want to waste a 12 dollar bottle of bacteria by doing it wrong.