Originally Posted by nightryder1405
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.