05-08-2007, 12:20 PM
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Quality LFS advice?
I explained to the sales assistant in my least favourite LFS today that I needed to cycle my new big tank and asked if they sold ammonia as I wanted to carry out a fishless cycle. Reason being, the fish i used to cycle my small tank were now either dead or abnormal behaving and I didn't want to put any more fish through that.
He strongly advised that I shouldn't put ammonia in water the point of the cycle is to remove ammonia and by adding it "you're adding something you're trying to get rid of so whats the point?" I could tell that me explaining to him how the fishless cycle worked would be wasting my breath.
He went on to explain that if i put the substrate in, add the water, set up the heater, filter and pump and ran it like that for 2 weeks, the cycle would be complete. I didn't attempt to correct him and stood there appreciating the entertainment value of the situation as he was supposed to be the more knowledgable one.
Comment at will.