What about using some of the gravel from your cycled tank to help it along? That's what I do to start a new tank, works like a charm since that and the filter is where the good bacteria are.lioness501 said:my other tank is 28 gals! but this 1 is ug filter so i cant do that
i cycled my first ever tank with danios and it worked a treat
For the record, I also cycled with danios and golden white clouds. I kept up the water changes. I also swear by BioSpira, which has mixed reviews but has worked for me-never had any ammonia problem during cycling. I am happy to report I didn't have one fatality or disease during cycling. Still have the 4 originals in my community tank.