Originally Posted by Rorsia
...Telling people that one to two months of cycling is required for live fish can be wrong....
Sorry, I must strongly disagree with you on this point unless you can add some very specific qualifiers.
Your argument is akin to telling a new parent that they do not need car seats for their children because you've never had a car crash and therefore car seats just get in the way.
Now if you want to qualify the statement with something like "It is wrong to tell people they MUST spend one to two months cycling a tank before they can add live fish BECAUSE you can instead start with a low bio-load and do daily PWC
to keep ammonia and nitrite levels low", then you might have some footing to start a debate.
BTW, I will add that I have had a fish tank for three months so far, and because of the things I've learned in this forum and watched ammonia and nitrite levels and did frequent PWC
while doing a cycle with fish (was given the fish before I had the tank), I have not had ANY livestock die on me (if you discount some of the failures I've had with plants).