So I am going to start cycling my first aquarium soon (50 gallons, freshwater), and I can't decide on which method to use.
I've done some research and know I want to have the following plants in my aquarium before I add my fish:
Will these work together? My goal water parameters at the end of all this are 75-79º F, KH 2-5, pH 5.8-7.0, GH- below 12 (the softer the better, really).
Should I do a plant cycle only? Or a shrimp cycle first? Or a fish flake cycle? Or some combination?
And for however relevant it is, these are my intended fish:
6 Lemon Tetra (these would go in first, to help the cycling)
2 Bleeding Heart Tetra
2 Marble Veil Angelfish
2 Smokey Leopard Veil Angelfish
1 Black Angel
8 Nanus Cory Cats