Originally Posted by jwh0818
Have y'all ever heard of a fish in cycle?
Anyone criticizing this guy?
If so then why are you grilling him?
His money, his time, let him decide.
I for one can say you can clean LR
while its in your tank. I have a buddy who has a 450g SW
tank and he cleans his LR
Who knows if he was misinformed? Not me nor you so dont judge or critisize what you do not know. Just because your LR
looks like crap doesnt mean his LR
has to as well.
I don't think it was grilling or bashing .
The transition from thinking of a SW
to buying one was rather fast ,
1 day ,
And purchasing a tank and shoving fish in it when being led
to believe I was already cycled ,
It appears like another normal newby .
In a rush to put as much in to make It look like a reef ,
We all has done it and learned by our mistakes .
A fish in cycle can be done ,
I've heard of using black mollies .
They are dirt cheap and are brackish water .
You can switch them to salt water ,
But they are stressed just from switching , then adding the stress of a cycle they probably won't live .
I highly recommend going to the seafood counter and buying a few raw shrimp and putting them in a sticking ,
A great ammonia source .
To speed up the process buy a bottle of bacteria the one I bought was called colony .
It works great and speeds the process up by a couple weeks .
The best advice I heard was take your time !!!
And don't add too mucho be stock too fast .
1-2 fish every couple weeks .
Give your system time to adjust for the bio load it will soon have to maintain .