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Cycling question!

I have right now in my 80 gallon 1 big driftwood and 1 medium driftwood and sand and 1 java moss plant tied to my driftwood and some normal decoration would that cycle my tank? without adding any ammonia?
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You need to be adding a source of ammonia to get the cycle started and to keep it going. That source could be ammonia from the store, fish, or fish food. Otherwise your probably looking at a very long cycle with a small bio load.
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Most of the folks here will opt for the fish less cycle method in order to avoid distressing the fish at all. If you have an existing tank or a friend with one you can use it to seed some filter media with bacteria and that will speed the process up considerably. I normally opt for that together with adding a 1 or 2 inexpensive fish, then after a couple of weeks add a couple more fish, and so on until the bacteria have had a chance to grow and become effective. Keep sniffing your tank and if it begins to have much of an ammonia smell do an immediate water change of up to 50%. Do regular WC's anyway at least once a week and don't disturb or clean your filter during this time. It takes longer than a fish less cycle but if done carefully it won't stress your fish.
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