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Old 01-20-2020, 10:36 PM   #1
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Adding Coca Cola to fishless cycle????

So Iíve been cycling my tank for a little over a week now. I added Dr Timís ammonia to help speed up the process. I also seeded in with established media from my 20 gallon and didnít see any nitrates or nitrites. Iíve used stability (didnít work) but one thing that is working is tetra safe start plus. I added it 24 hours ago and already have .25 nitrites and 40 nitrates. The girl at my local fish store told me to use tetra safe start and I heard mixed opinions about it. Any I listen to her and she is putting me in the right direction so far... HOWEVER.. she told me to also add 2 tablespoons of coke??? Lol Iíve never heard of that but she says it works?! Anyone heard of this before??
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:09 AM   #2
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What the.....
Huh... Thatís a new one.

I canít even figure out what theoretically that could hope to accomplish.

Iíd definitely pass on the soda in the fish tank...
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Sugar to feed bacteria maybe?

Never heard of it, but as mentioned, why? What is it supposed to do for you?
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She said something about it breaking down and feeding the bacteria... idk I’m not trying it but it was the first time I’ve heard about it haha
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Coca Cola? Nonsense. I'd also quit using any of that other stuff. If you used media from an established tank, all you need is time. Give it a month or so and the tank will be cycled.
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