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Re: New tank, and stocking it

Subject: Re: New tank, and stocking it
by Fishlady on 2018/12/7 18:25:31

To cycle the tank effectively you need a constant ammonia level of 3ppm or more. This is virtually impossible to achieve with fish food as you can't dose and top up accurately or immediately it falls, which are both essential. Fish food is designed to resist decay so is not ideal as it takes time to break down and you need a huge amount to produce enough ammonia to be meaningful. I strongly recommend switching to liquid ammonia.