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Re: fish-in cycling or fish-less cycling?

Subject: Re: fish-in cycling or fish-less cycling?
by DaveGodfrey on 31/7/2012 23:27:50

It isn't worth the risk. End of story.

There's very little work done in a fishless cycle- a couple of water tests each day, a big water-change at the end of the process, and perhaps a couple of mid-sized changes in the middle if you have soft water and your cycle stalls. Fish-in cycles, as noted, involve doing a water-change nearly every day for anything up to two months or more.

It might seem like a long time to wait, but it does allow you to spend time aquascaping to your liking, getting any plants off to a head start, and working out what your stocking will be.