12-29-2010, 04:09 PM
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Sorry, that was badly worded, I just mean that if you don't want to use fancy Guppies to cycle the tank then just use the fishless method, I actually prefer it, it's cheap, you're not risking any Fish and it works just as well. You can just add some organic material and as it rots it will create ammonia to start the process...Fish food works well. Just make sure the parameters are good before adding Fish, you'll obviously need a test kit.
You can also buy ammonia in bottles from some chemists and do it that way. Google 'fishless cycling', it'll give you a more detailed explanation.