Starting A Fishless Cycle Again

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Zabuthebetta, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Zabuthebetta

    ZabuthebettaNew MemberMember

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    I have to recycle my 10 gallon tank in order to get it ready for fish. This is my first tank and I've only done it once before. The first time I cycled it, I did a fishless fish food cycle, and it took a reaaaaally long time. I have been researching other fishless cycling methods, but to be honest I just keep confusing myself.
    I was thinking of using pure ammonia and a bacteria in a bottle such as TSS or One & Only. Should I use the Dr. Tim's ammonia if I use One & Only?
    Any other ammonia brands that are safe to use in a cycle?
    I would just like to shorten my cycling time from last time, which took around a month, but I'm a little lost
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Kiks

    KiksWell Known MemberMember

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    A month is pretty normal. That's usually what it's taken me every time unless I've added established media.
     
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    ZabuthebettaNew MemberMember

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    What method did you use to cycle?

    Also, is it really safe to add fish right after using TSS?
     
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  4. Kiks

    KiksWell Known MemberMember

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    It's safe to add fish if your water parameters are on point.
    I cycled every time using pure ammonia and nothing else.
     
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    I have used Safestart 3 times with no problems.
     
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