So, I am doing a fishless cycle with the information i got from this article: Fishless Cycling - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish
So during the last part of the fishless cycling, where you add a teaspoon or so of ammonia a day while the nitrite is spiking; when the nitrite spikes, do you then discontinue putting the daily amount of ammonia in the tank? Or, do you keep putting the ammonia in, even after the nitrite level has spiked?
I looked in the article and it doesn't specify that part. Also, I work at a pet store and a friend at work says it may never finish this last part because there is no good bacteria in the tank, is this true? She is not into the whole adding chemicals and stuff, she believes in natural cycling, I just don't know which is better. Is the bacteria in the air good enough, even if I have a lid where the particles in the air aren't going to get in the tank very well? Lol, I hope I am making sense.
Anyways, just curious. Should I do what my friend at work says to do... do a 40% water change and then put in some dechlorinated water and then acclimate 3 new fish there, some hardy fish like danios or something? Or, should I just wait it out. The nitrite has almost spiked, but seems to be stuck at this one level.
Anyways, I would sure appreciate any help I can get or advice! Thanks! :)