Originally Posted by solo
I like some opinions advice, any one use nitrifying bacteria to help tank cycle. Or let mother nature take it's corse.
Best just drop in a raw shrimp and let nature take its course. Usually youll find the only time its used is for saltwater tanks with impatient owners. We are all guilty of impatience to some extent. Bottled bacteria can often times just be nutrients in a bottle basicly from rotting on store shelves.
So basicly in short you dont need it, and if used improperly such as without an ammonia source (fish) its useless. Also physically seeing the cycle through testing difficult.
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