To be honest my background compared to Brandon is not the issue here for me, I appreciate Brandon's advice and knowledge along with many others... I will definitely look at Brandon's post if I need a scientific breakdown! the problem for me is that the knowledge is overwhelming especially when a person posts 'new to saltwater'. Brandon's posts are just too much to understand when you just need a simple answer, I have not questioned knowledge of anyone, I question the advice given to a simple matter, especially when advice given by Brandon to throw in a fish and see how it survives? That advice by even Steven hawking will be questioned, your input and p.s does not Answer nothing @Evo R , as a new person to the reef2reef... How would you perceive this..... for me I think I would look elsewhere for a more normal answer and reasuranceI normally dont get involved when different members say harsh things to one another but,
I feel that i have to stand up for @brandon429
There is a reason why he is referred to as the "cycle guru"
Few facts to consider....Look at his number of posts. Number of reaction scores. Then click on his avatar....locate the all posts section....then scroll through the endless sea of post almost all pertaining to the science of cycling a sea water tank and everything that goes along with it. Still have your doubts......READ through his posts, comments and dialogs between himself and other fellow members......and then maybe rethink your harsh statement of post number 9.
Just a [email protected]'s Reviews what scientific back ground and experiences do you have in the field of marine micro biology???
@rowenaad out of my personal experience, your tank is cycled. Just do a, as close to as possible 100% water change and add live stock slowly so that your newly established bio filter can keep up with the changing bio loads.
PS, i have started and cycled 7 reef tanks since early 2007. Cycling times ranging from 6 weeks to the most recent one which was three weeks ago with the help from @brandon429 which was a forced cycle through hyper seeding in an extreme emergency and the tank was cycled in basically 30 hrs.