[QUOTE=DrConnie;1410346]Wow, this is cool
Everyone is so nice and friendly.
@jcolon...I am definitely going to do fishless cycling- I'm all about doing it right & my goal is to keep the lil buggers alive. No disposable income here
Speaking of $$...One article said you can use a chunk of raw fish to start the cycling process - it's looking like the most attractive option since I have a hunk of salmon in the freezer. Would you recommend this?
Not sure about salmon but I guess it work .. raw shrimp as well. Only worry about raw food is it may introduce other bacteria/ parasites you may not want.
Better yet If you have an ace hardware near you .. they sell a janitorial grade ammonia which some members have used to start the cycle. Just make sure it is just pure ammonia ... no surfactants / detergents etc.
The link below is a great guide to fishless cycling.
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
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