Originally Posted by peterj
Ok this is going to be my first saltwater tank. I have a 55 cichlid tank. I cycled my 55 fishless. I used pure ammonia. Took six weeks and I was able to fully stock my tank all at once. 15 small fish. Never had any water quality issues. Read how to do it on the internet. Worked great. Will it work for saltwater the same way.
I wouldn't suggest you stock everything at the same time .
Salt water is a lot different , totally different bacteria converting ammonia , nitrite and nitrate .
To cycle dosing with pure ammonia requires constant testing .
I personally think it's easier to cycle with raw shrimp .
Drop it in and leave it .