Re: NANFA-L-- Denitrifying bacteria question
Thu, 3 Feb 2005 12:37:39 EST

In a message dated 2/3/05 12:19:27 PM, peter.lists-in-writes:

<< having kept fish for over 20 years I
believe most of the stuff about cycling freshwater tanks is extremely
overblown. I've never done it, >>

That is my experience too, after 60 years. However, I have seen novices have
this problem. I think the key is to start with some established aquarium
materials -- water, plants, gravel, filter pads, whatever. I always, or almost
always, add a handful of Java Moss to a new tank along with some water from
another tank. Plus the fish come with some water from an established tank (unless
the fish came from a pet store).

Lee Harper
Media, PA USA
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