another newbie, advice on fishless cycle please
Hi so glad I found this aquarium forum, been poddling along on my own with aquariums for a while now and it gets a bit tedious and expensive learning by your mistakes.
Just indulged myself with a Juwel 190 corner tank. And after much deliberation, do I try Marine, African Cichlid etc. Have decided on a planted community tank but with a leaning towards the less aggressive Cichlids.
Anyway after doing a fish cycle on my first tank and losing a few fish in the process I'm thinking of going down the Ammonia cycle route, using a mixture of bacteria from my established tank and a commercial bacteria product such as Evolution /aqua pure or Stress Zyme. I say these because I've already got them. By the way I've already planted the tank.
I've 2 questions. Will the ammonia affect the plants and am I right to use a mixture of natural and commercial bacteria ??