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    I am going to cycle a 75 gal tank. With a tank that large, can I cycle with a dozen zebra danio? Or start with less? A half dozen?

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    You can start with more than a dozen. I cycled my 29 gallon with 14 glowlight tetra.

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    +1 - that's a larger tank and you need enough fish to produce enough ammonia to start bacteria growing, but not too many that there's too much ammonia because then you're taxing a filter that can't process it yet and it'll build up fast.

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    +1 to the above

    Just to add another option, have you considered cycling the tank without any fish ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I'm with Cliff on this one. I could barely stand to do it fishless. I can't imagine having to do it with. Good luck!
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    Good point. Less work and worry.

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    I would get an ammonia and cycle this tank fishless instead of with fish. less problems for you and no stressed fish.
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