This is an old thread, I apologize for being a little blunt in this thread. But wth, how much do you offer to this forum? You came here just to take words I said out of context and argue about something old? Where did i say the nitrogen cycle would happen within a day? Because I'm reading "at some point". Bacteria can grow that fast, have cats or a dog? Ever see the bowl get slimey after about a day? I've read in most cases it's not harmful, but it shows how fast stuff can pop up and whether or not it will harm chameleons, neither of us know. I even said that he could do this with no problems at all, it's just not recommended imo.Just stop already, I've been reefing for over 15 years and to apply the nitrogen cycle to this specific thread as if there's any meaningful similarities is just laughable. The OP stated he's going to clean it frequently which means a 100% water change every time including using distilled water. The constant cleaning of the container is NOT going to let the nitrogen cycle happen.
Can't believe I'm even replying to an old thread to someone that just made an account to start arguing lol but whatever. Maybe message me if you have a problem? This is over with. Btw I have kept animals for 20+ years, SW aquariums for a part of that, anyone with money can start a reef tank. That doesn't mean you or I know how a chameleon's body handles sitting water...