Where to get media for fishless cycle?
I am looking to get my 11 year-old son a FW aquarium for Christmas. I would like to do a fishless cycle prior, so that he doesn't have to wait weeks to cycle and/or lose fish out of the gates.
I don't know anyone with an existing aquarium, so I'm not sure the best way to introduce "good" bacteria into the tank.
I've heard that bio spira is a good solution, but wanted to see what everyone else recommends.
This is my first post here, so be gentle with me :-)