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- Jul 22, 2020
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Don’t get me wrong but If I am correct these days fish in cycle mean put bacteria in your tank in one way or the other.When I started the cycle of my 125 I used Ace hardware ammonia and bottled bacteria.
I had a high ammonia level up until 3 weeks in. At which point it started dropping. I also had a ammonia alert badge for back up.
There's no way I would put any kind of sea life in a tank that had high ammonia levels. Once I was able to zero the ammonia I in less than 12 hours I felt comfortable adding the fish.
I had saltwater aquariums back in the 70-80's so yes I know all about the fish in cycle. My question is how many damsels died because of that?
if I tick in the water an expecting it to be drinkable next day I am wrong. But it is drinkable if I do the right thing and put in the right filter which in this case would be bacteria.
/before you ask I would never hesitate to drink from my freshwater tank but the saltwater one would be b*y salty/