We bought our first 20 gallon community tank for the kids from the LFS about 6 months ago and followed their advice of running the tank for 5 days empty before adding fish. Then add a few fish at a time. Since then I know that wasn’t the correct way to cycle in the tank, so far so good...
Now that I am hooked, I have decided to add to our collection and picked up a 40 gallon to setup a tank for barbs , I really like the Tiger barbs. I’ll be starting the cycle in the next day or two.
I’ll be asking a lot of questions as I go through it.