01-01-2010, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by soccermatt
I am also cycling my tank with fish food, and almost done. I add in 3-4 flakes every 12 hours. It does get quite messy, but i think a good gravel vac after should help. With fish food it will also take a bit longer to produce ammonia and may not raise it as high. On day 4 of my cycle i got .6 ammonia reading, and it only spiked for one day to 2.5.
nice, how long did it take you total? how big is your tank? I'm wondering b/c there's another person cycling his tank who'se frustrated that it hasn't started cycling after four days so i was going to link him to your post to give him some hope : )