To show the debatability of this subject...
Doing water changes to maintain a managble level of ammonia and nitrite will prolong the curing process some but it will also increase the amount of life remaining on the rock when your done the cycle
I disagree with this statement. If your curing LR
, water changes will shorten the cycle time. The high ammonia levels will also kill beneficial bacteria, IMO
, the bacterias are still present, even on uncured rock, they are simply weakened and overwhelmed by the die off. Keeping the ammonia levels low by way of waterchanges allows more of these bacterias to survive and reproduce more quickly than if no water changes were done