Bacterial bloom during cycling establishes the necessary bacteria for nitrogen fixation and processing the fish waste for plants to utilize. Cycling starts with the initial introduction of nitrogen into the system in the form of ammonia or urea from fish.
Introduce bacterial bloom in your fish tank by using water from healthy ecosystems. Ensure that the ecosystem, aquaculture tank, or aquaponics system is free from pathogens so as not to infect your system beforehand.
Use Water From Established Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Or Natural Bodies Of Water
Introduce Ammonia Into Your Biofilter To Establish The Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria In Your Fish Tank
Introducing ammonia to start the nitrogen fixation in your tank also causes bacterial bloom. As ammonia is not usable by plants and is still toxic to fish, it is best to introduce ammonia in small amounts and without fish in the system yet...