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    Here is how I would set up a natural environment safely in two manners that are different from yours only slightly but also easier: You can collect water from the creek and try to kill off the little critters by not feeding them. I am not saying this will work. Also easy is to buy RO water and let it age. Then put that into the tank while using a handful of aquarium water from another tank. Sunfish aye? Driftwood: Scrape off any hitchhikers notably mussles and then you could boil it. In order to kill everything on it though, you could let the driftwood sit out in the sun or something for an hour and let everything drown in air so your sunfish are good with the driftwood. You also might still like to boil it so I'm not against that. I would not use rocks that are from a creek. I instead collected them from on land and I also wash them with hot water. That should be good for the rocks. I would never try to deliberatly boil them! Driftwood can be purchased at most of your LFSs and your rocks as well if you want everything safe. One more mention on that driftwood: Make sure it sinks.

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    I used to skip the cycling but then I had a lot of troubles and my betta died. So I think you shouldn't skip this step.

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    I think this part is quite important and you should not skip it. I used to skip this step with my Penn Plax tank but then I had a lot of troubles. My fish died and others seemed not heathy and died too after a few days.

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