I haven't done a water change since I started the cycle - should I be doing?
Some people advocate water changes during the cycle while others do not. If you are using uncured LR
to cycle the tank, then I would do water changes. If you were using the "shrimp method" or something similar and LR
is not being used, I wouldn't do a water change.
The cultured bacteria (thinking of Waterlife Bacterlife - anyone had any experience?) should speed things up.
I have never heard of this brand. If it is in a bottle (i.e. Hagen's cycle) then it is worthless, IMO
. The only brand I have any personal experience with is Marineland's Bio-Spira and that was the FW
version. The reviews of the SW
version have been mixed.