02-01-2008, 11:22 AM
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I have recently been visiting several local fish stores because I am planning a 55g FW tank or perhaps 75g. At one LFS, when we talked about cycling the tank, the employee suggested this bottle of solution that would allow us to put the fish in without even cycling the tank. I didn't catch the brand name, but he described it as the exact opposite of an anti-biotic - like a pro-biotic. He said that with this, you could set up your tank and the same day add all of your fish, just add a lot of this pro-bacteria solution to the tank and the good bacteria will grow like crazy. Now I was somewhat skeptical because I have never heard of being able to just add a product and that be the end of it, no cycling. But he claims they use it on all of their tanks and his own tanks and it works great. It sure sounded great.
Does anyone know about this instant-cycling solution, or should I say "no cycling needed" solution? Do you suggest it - and if not, should I stick to a fishless cycle with ammonia instead?