1.) how much seeded filter media do you need for a 20 gal
2.) how long does the media need to have been in an established tank to be seeded?
3.) how long does the seeded media need to stay in the tank?
4.) can you put a piece in the filter and a piece in the gravel? will this help or hinder? i have a huge chunk of media
5.) How long will it take for the seeded media to cycle your tank with an appropriate dose of pure ammonia?
6.) if you are doing the fishless cycle for the first time, with seeded media (a large pad of filter floss), should i also add a dead shrimp? or just ammonia? or just a shrimp?
7.) help! any advice will be great. situation is: 20 gal
tank, PFS, HOB
30 gal AC
filter, heater, airstones, pure ammonia and access to shrimp and fish, but trying to cycle without adding anything alive, a few small swords, one large section of blue bonded filter floss from an established tank