But what I never really understood about the fish less cycle was this... And correct me if I'm wrong. The fish less advocates say you need to dose ammonia to 4 ppm
during the cycle, and as soon as it can convert that amount safely to nitrite then nitrate, you have cycled. BUT, once the cycle is done, wouldn't you realistically need a pretty heavy bio load to keep that amount of BB "alive"...? Seems silly to me to need levels that high, when after cycles its also recommended to slowly add fish, which wouldnt even come close to keeping the BB alive. And then if it dies off, you would need to re-cycle as more fish were added...? Am I way off on this, or is this why I took the red pill and never had any issues?