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From what I've heard, the only way to not have a mini cycle at all is to only add 2-3 fish at a time. Even then, sometimes it'll happen and even if you don't see it in your tests, it still did happen. Just really fast.
I agree.Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but how much bio-load is created is a matter of how much you feed.
Haha. I have two filters. An aqua clear 50 and a sponge filter rated for a 10 gal. My tank is a 37 gal.Can you add a second filter to have more room for bacteria to grow then hopefully you will have enough bacteria to add the fish no problem? I have 2 filters going and I added 5 cories with no mini cycle and 4 guppies and 2 platies a week later and still no mini cycle. I have been testing every day and never had ammonia or nitrites. Nitrates are staying at 10-20. All I can think is I have enough bb between the 2 filters to handle the bioload.