After a few weeks of tweaking my system it has been flooding and draining for 6 day straight and all water levels appear to be okay. I want to start cycling tank, but in 3 weeks I plan on being on vacation for a week. I was wondering if I can start cycling and be gone for a week. I understand I probably won't help continue to grow needed bacteria, but will it be detrimental if I can add ammonia for a week? Will the bacteria die or just stop multiplying? Thanks for any input anyone can provide!
I would think that in three weeks time your cycling could be well on its way to the point where you wouldn't be adding any more ammonia and then allow nature to take its course. Mine started cycling after two weeks, although I gave it a little help with some bacteria supplement.