Ok, then maybe the frozen food would work. Shouldn't smell up the joint.
7 weeks ago I dumped my entire stock into a 40 gallon qt
tank without a cycle, just the seeded sponge and water from the main. I had a huge battle with ammonia for a week and it then leveled off. I was changing a 12 gallons a day, this kept the fish healthy until a good cycle set up. While doing this I was dropping the spg to treat for ich (double trouble).
Thereafter I only neede to change 5 gallons a day and my ammonia has remained at 0. I lost no fish to ammonia.
I am convinced that many do not change enough, or change frequently enough in a qt
setting. It was hard work, but my little wet friends are in better shape because of it.