I'm getting a 25 gallon tank on Friday! Whoo-hoo. I'm SUPER excited as this would be the biggest tank I've had (I CAN GET A PLECO!!) and I can now have a nursery/breeding/hospital tank instead.
I'm not gonna lie. I've NEVER cycled my ten gallon.
Even with that I've spent less than $100 on fish in the past year and a half. And that happens to be a lot of fish, and 2 fry drops.
What I wanna know is the fastest, most reliable method yall have used to cycle tanks. I've read things about putting ammonia right into the tank (doing that scares me!) and I think someone here on the boards put fish food in their tank to cycle it. I do have test strips, but I'm probably gonna have to get more.
I am getting this tank on craigslist and it comes with a 5 gallon heater, hang-on-back filter, fluorescent light fixture (w/ bulb), air pump, reversable backround & tank lid.
Will I have to get a bigger heater?