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- 2 years
I went to the LFS Monday getting dog food and an API master test kit and while checking out I asked them if they had any old filters, etc that I could jump start my tank with. They didn't. And then I went to Petco two days ago to gaze at fish. I saw where they were selling sunken driftwood in one of the tanks. And I started thinking. Surely the drift wood would have the good stuff on it and it would help seed my tank and move the cycle along a little faster. So I bought two pieces and two moss balls (cuz I thought they were cute). So all of that went into the big tank Wed night. I refused to let myself test yesterday. Tested this morning and Voila!! My nitrites are up 2 (they were at .5) and nitrates is between 0 and .5 (was a for sure 0 before). So it's not alot of nitrates but at least i've bypassed the long waiting-on-the-nitrates stage. So the drift wood and moss balls is working for me. Just thought I'd pass that along to someone else as an idea for speeding the tank cycle along.