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musho3210 12-28-2006 04:43 PM

Im about to leave for petsmart but can someone tell me whats a good bacteria starting product that can make cycling faster?

Nick 12-28-2006 04:45 PM

NOTHING! Dont use any of that cycle crap. All that does is introduce bacteria to your tank but then it dies off because it has nothing to feed off of so your just at stage one. The best way to let your tank cycle is fishless or w/ fish. It takes time, fish-keeping is a game of patience :D

musho3210 12-28-2006 04:46 PM

it has plenty to feed off, ive had these fish for 2 weeks and the ammonia keeps going up and down with no nitrite changes, thats why im thinking of using a bacteria starter

Nick 12-28-2006 04:48 PM

Okay thats good. But dont use any bacteria starter. Just let your tank be it will take time sometimes up to a month but it's better to do it the right way then anything at all.

musho3210 12-28-2006 04:48 PM

ok then, i guess i save some cash today :)

Nick 12-28-2006 04:49 PM

Yep you sure did. You could go get some live plants with it instead. Or something around there ;)

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