How do I do a fishless cycle without adding ammonia, adding fish food? I'm also using seachem stability and prime to do it
Do you mind telling me how you did it?I'm doing a fish less cycle using raw shrimp as my ammonia source. Working well for me so far.
Same. I stock my tank slowly. I stocked my 11 gallon tank by adding 2 fish every week/2 weeks and added the most “delicate” fish last. Start with the harder ones, and add the “delicate” ones last.I use fish to cycle my tanks. Not dead ones live ones
Using fish in a "fishless cycle?" I'm starting to question my whole reality.I use fish to cycle my tanks. Not dead ones live ones
Using fish in a "fishless cycle?" I'm starting to question my whole reality.
That's what I was under the assumption of. Every thing organic breaks down Into ammonia. The nitrites then nitrates. I was taught to cycle off my regular fish food as if I had said amount of fish in the tank. Feed it daily and regular changes. But like you I started fish in with daily partial changes. And I've never had any issues.Just about anything will release ammonia as it decays. A piece of uncooked fish. A prawn. Fish food. Dog food.
But I have always done fish in cycles. I can't imagine watching an empty tank that long. I cycled my 75 gallon with only 1 4" common pleco. No extra water changes were needed.
10-4. That's what I get for participating in the forum after a couple of night-shifts. Yep, I was after the OP's motivation for staying away from ammonia.He’s saying that he doesn’t do a fish less cycle. The person who started the thread wants to do one, but saltwater60 is saying that he personally doesn’t do fish less cycling.