So I am trying to wean my tank off of cycle...Lucy I have discussed this with you in a previous thread. For an update for others: My 30g tank has been running successfully since 3rd week of September, set it up the end of August and it took about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks to cycle. I did have some comets in there to help get things going and they went back to the LFS when all was done (pls don't hate me for cycling with fish, that's what the LFS suggested) So now I have a good little community and all is well, but with each 5 to 10% water change I have been using 'Cycle.' So as planned I fed my fish a small amount this morning, and after work did my water change, without adding cycle. Then I went to the LFS to look for another Panda for my lonely Panda, Streifen. (he lost his friend last week) Well when I talked about my non-Cycle plans my dealer got worried, said that I really should add it, it is good for my fish.All his tanks always look good so now I am worried that I will harm all my friends. He said you can't believe everything you read on the internet! But you guys seem to really care! My plan was to test the water tonight, not feed tomorrow morning (test the water again then) and test again tomorrow evening. Doing a water change of 5 to 10% if needed. Sunday maybe give a bit of food and keep testing. But I got so worried that this evening I added some Cycle again, but at least only 1 cap instead of the weekly three. Or I wouldn't be able to sleep. So, maybe I should just wean it off now instead of stopping altogether? Lucy, I am sorry, I chickened out! I will still follow through with the rest of the plan but I broke down and added that 1 cap of Cycle out of fear! Anyone else wean their tank off of Cycle once their precious little friends were in there? I am going to go test my water now, it has been 6 hours since that water change! Please I would appreciate some more input!P.S. I didn't bring home another Panda as I thought I should see how my water is tomorrow before I add anyone else.