01-14-2009, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Antje
I would like to start cycling my 2.5 gal aquarium (undergravel filter, heater) for my betta (lives in a 1.5 gal bowl for now). If I wanted to use fish food as ammonia source, how much should I add and how often? I have never cycled an aquarium before, so I have no feeling for how much would be ok, yet. The shrimp method sounds too strong for this small tank, I would guess.
Thanks for your help
Just use straight ammonia, simple and cheap...im sure you can't put all of it in, but you don't really need to worry too much about the amount.
Fish food could get expensive...not sure how much you'd have to use :/