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Old 02-14-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Do I have the right idea for a cycle

Ok, so here is the plan.

I have 30lbs. of hirock.com product and 30lbs of LR coming. What seems to be the most humane thing would be to let the tank cycle with rocks. I was going to wait a couple of weeks then add in a clean up crew (just to keep the algae growth down and keep everything under control). Once the tank has leveled out and things seem to be normal, I would add in my fish.

Does this seem to be a good and humane plane? If not, please explain what I am missing, or how this could be better.


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Do your complete cycle with the lr. When your amm and nitrite are at zero each, do a 30 to 50% water change then add your cleaning crew/fish slowly. Maybe cleaning crew, wait a week or so , then one or two fish at a time every couple of weeks. Let your bio filter get a chance to catch up each time you buy new fish. Not to many at once, and don't forget to qt them.

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Old 02-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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I agree that it's a good cycle method. Like already mentioned, you will want to wait til your nitrites drop to 0 and you've done a good water change before adding anything.
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I cycled my hirocks with shrimp and then added LR later. if it's already "on the way" it's too late for that approach.
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