Originally Posted by SOFLO
Ya I did a fish in cycling, my method might not have been the best but it did work, I filled up my tank with water went out back to the lake I lived one threw my 10 foot cast net pulled it in an had about 25 fish in it so I put them in my tank and did water changes every day for about a month then took them out and added new fish. Now iv honestly just gotten lazy, I'm 19 years old and don't know everything and will take as much advice as i can get. I have another question mu water temp is about 78 degrees the water that comes out of my tap which comes out at about 60 should I be worried?
All good that what AA is for!
A few degrees difference isn't anything to worry about but 18 is. You have a couple of options.
Fill buckets or tubs with water and bring it up to temp with a heater or adding water from the hot tap.
Connecting a hose/python water changer to the tap in the kitchen/bathroom/etc and running hot and cold water at the same time to desired temperature. Make sure you add dechlorinator/conditioner to treat the entire volume of the tank not just the new water.