Question Cycle Question

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I'm cycling a couple of tanks with pure ammonia, but my question is how long can then be empty after they're cycled?
Can I add a drop of ammonia every day/every other day to feed the bacteria until I get the fish?
One tank I want to buy a betta from a breeder but they won't be ready for another month. I have maybe a week or two left on cycling (rn if I add 2ppm ammonia, it's down to 1 ppm the next day, with minor nitrite readings and has been doing that for the last 3 days).
Just want to know if I should put a fish in immediately after its cycled or if there's something I can do to keep the cycle going until the fish are ready to go to new homes?
 

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supposedly BB can live for weeks or months. But just to be safe you can dose ammonia once per week to keep them going.
 
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Skavatar said:
supposedly BB can live for weeks or months. But just to be safe you can dose ammonia once per week to keep them going.
Okay thank you!
 

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