04-30-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by johntroxel71
If you click on my aquarium if should show up.
If the ammonia is used up in 24 hours time then it would not be too much for them to handle correct? I would have done the plant cycle if I could have just gotten a few of the fish at a time. I live a long ways from a fish store and if I want to order online I only want to pay shipping once.
Just want to ensure you are fathoming this correctly. Even if you "cycle" a tank with ammonia, you can only add a few fish at a time. Too many will overload the bacteria and cause what we term a mini-cycle with a spike in ammonia first, then nitrite.
But having some fast growing live plants can eliminate this completely. Just have lots of plants, even if they are added at the same time as the fish.