02-14-2009, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
cycling with fish works fine but IMO takes longer then fishless cycling because you have to do water changes to keep the fish alive which disrupts the cycle.
when i took my water to get tested at the lfs, he said that all the levels were fine and i could start putting fish in, the only level i was concerned with was the hardness. so do i still need to cycle? like i said it was a used bio-wheel so there should already be some bacteria in the water