If using fish to cycle your tank doesn't sit well with you then the alternative is to carry out a fishless cycle. The biggest advantage with carrying out a fishless cycle is there's no need for any water changes, you simply add liquid ammonia and let nature take its course. Also, because no living creatures are involved you can add much higher doses of ammonia than any fish would ever be able to withstand. Therefore the cycling process doesn't take as long as it would do if you are using fish. This article will take you through the process of cycling your tank without fish.