Anyway To Do A Fishless Cycle W/o Fish Food Or Bottled Ammonia? Question

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    TwilightBettaNew MemberMember

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    I thought I bought everything I needed for a tank to enter the nitrogen cycle -- filter, water conditioner, and bottled bacteria (API quick start) -- but I forgot the fish food or bottled ammonia to "feed" the bacteria! Is there anything else I could use to bring my ammonia levels up before I begin? Perhaps peas or other organic matter?
     
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    some people use a frozen shrimp or small piece of fish. veggies should work too.
     
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