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Old 02-27-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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Amonia spike - another cycle after LR arrival - lighting

Friday I received 60#'s of LR from LR.com. I do have an amonia spike and there is some die off. Per what I have learned browsing this forum, I am in a cycle again. I do not have any fish... I do have some blue legged hermits.
To save the most life in the LR during the re-cycle should I:
1.) Keep the lights on or off?
2.) Should I do more water changes?

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Old 02-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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To preserve life you can do small water changes but even that is not required.
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I think that it will clear up in a day or 2.

For the first time, I introduced a new fish the other day (disaster -- bag got sucked into magdrive... lol)... anyways... tank was cloudy for a day and ammonia increased slightly... no big deal.

I think yours will be fine. I would keep things normal but get a second opinion.
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...plus, the hermits are very, very 'hardy'... i wouldn't worry at all.


...and a good cycle will help you when you introduce fish in a few months

...let it get nasty, skim it, and then do a 50% water change and then add some fish.
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