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Old 10-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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When i cycled my tank i added bio-spira because its suppose to instantly cycle a tank. I didnt add any shrimp or ammonia. Me and a buddy did an experiment with this stuff because a lot off ppl said it didnt work so we wanted to test it. We added 2 clowns 2 firefish 1 sixline wrasse and 1 bicolor dottyback in under 24 hours and they all survived.
The fish were the source of ammonia. Not doubting the powers of some bottled bacteria, but you still need ammonia for the bacteria to feed off of and convert, hence it being the nitrogen cycle. I just said the shrimp method b/c that's what most people do. It's easy, simple, and practically free.
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Im still new to this hobby and learn new things everyday. That def does make sense.
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It's fine, even experienced hobbyists can never stop learning. Glad the bacteria worked and your cycle went fast
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Ok this RODI system is def something i have to look into because i have no idea about any of it. xD Yea LR can be so expensive and gotta have so much of it. I def plan on doing a fishless cycle. Im not big on any of the bacteria in a bottle, i think ive just read too much neg. stuff about it. I just wanna be sure i get a good quality water conditioner ( not too sure if they differ that much or not).
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