Originally Posted by ImACoolguy
Bacteria supplements don't always work. I myself don't have faith in them. "Letting the tank sit" doesn't do anything but your tank sitting there doing nothing lol. I remember when the pet store told me that one...
You need to choose between fishless and fish in cycling. Fish-in you get the satisfaction of having fish sooner but it's much more work through water changes to keep them safe. Fishless you have an empty tank for a while but there's no work involved aside from adding your ammonia source.
That's why I wanted to check the water before adding the fish to it. If it doesn't work then we will be doing a fish in cycle. 50% PWC
everyday. We still need to get some things we decided to wait a week to teach our 5 year old the rules of the tank as well as seeing if the bacteria that I added to it will work.