Tips for cycling the fish tank

Properly cycling your fish tank is critical for starting up your aquarium. Introduce fish prematurely can cause ammonia spike which can be lethal for your fish. Here are some tips for you to properly cycle your fish tank:

  1. Starting your aquarium for matured aquarium: Adding any materials (water, filter and substrate) from and old aquarium can speed up the cycling process.
  2. Having live plant in aquarium
  3. Adding beneficial bacteria from commercial product
  4. Monitoring water quality frequently
  5. Make frequent and small water change
  6. Adding few small and hardy fish first then adding more fish gradually (no more than couple fish at a time weekly)
  7. Feed fish sparingly
  8. Considering adding ammonia neutralizer

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