Originally Posted by Sharkbait430
Yeah but I think they should be readily available to beginners just getting into aquarium keeping.
part of becoming a great fish keeper is not having everything done for you, but having to do hours of research and reading, studying the hobby and the ecosystem your trying to mirror.
Having things done for me makes my projects a lot less rewarding.
Although I can see how, in a lot of cases with people who don't know anything at all, a crude idea of how to cycle the tank should include an in depth explanation of how the nitrogen cycle works as well as the pro's and cons of different substrates and filtration systems (bio-balls, live rock ect). All of which makes a difference in cycling your tank imo
, since the goal of cycling is to obtain equilibrium in your ecosystem and all of those variables change that equilibrium.