Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Brampton, Canada
Are you setting up a planted tank? IME, if you put in a whole bunch of plants, and you have the conditions to get even half-decent growth, and you have few fish to begin with, you won't need to cycle at all. If you have some filter media from an established tank, then you definitely won't need to. I would just go heavy on plants, go easy on fish, and test every day. If you do see an ammonia spike, which I doubt, then do water changes as often as necessary.