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Old 01-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Mid-Cycle Question

We are in the process of upgrading from a 55gal to a 125gal.
Our 125 is about mid way through the cycling process. If we wait to put all of the LR in the new tank at once will die-off cause another ammonia spike? Should we move half now and half when we're ready to move fish? Does it matter at all?

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If the LR is from the 55 then there should be no dieoff. If it's new LR, then you could expect a spike or mini-cycle.

I would suggest you use about 180 lbs of LR for a 125. Normal is 1.5 x your tank size.
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