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Old 01-05-2005, 12:18 AM   #1
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Cycle Question

When I cycle my tank for the first time should I do it with LR only or sand and LR? Or should I cycle my tank with the Sand only to minimize die off when I add the LR? I know the LR will spike my tank and cause another cycle but, I want to do whats best in the long run. This way I could preserve hitchhikers.

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Old 01-05-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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If you where to set up the tank and get everything ready for the addition of the LR it would be better. I have yet to see freshly harvested rock make it's way into Canada without alot of die off so I wouldn't prep too much. Your going to get a complete cycle when it's added anyway. The only real precaution you can do is be prepared with plenty of SW for water changes. That's going to be the best method for preserving your wanted hitchikers. It will not impede the cycle either.

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