Hello SB...SBarrett312 said:Can I use api quick starter to cycle a tank?
I suggest you do the same thing but use TetraSafeStart + at the beginning.oldsalt777 said:Hello SB...
Bacteria boosters are risky. They'll cycle a tank in a few days or several months. What you can end with is a tank full of unstable water. If you're serious about setting up and keeping a tank, then take your time. Add some hardy fish like Guppies, Rasboras, Platys or Danios, 3 to 4 for every 10 gallons of water and feed them a little every couple of days and have your water testing kit handy and test every day or two for traces of ammonia or nitrite. If you have a positive test for either, remove and replace 25 percent of the water. Just test and change the water when needed. When you have several daily tests with no traces of ammonia or nitrite, the tank is cycled. The tank will be established in about a month. Then, change out half the water every week to maintain good water conditions.