Originally Posted by Phlex
Its my understanding from multiple sources, that using established LR CAN
eliminate the cycle process all together. If Im wrong definately tell me.
yes but if there is no ammonia source feeding the bacteria there is no cycle going, and after a few days no bacteria left at all. Adding lr
could remove the cycling process all together, but only because the rock has bacteria on it already. If you add enough your tank is "cycled" because the lr
is already using the nitrogen cycle. Once again though, if there is no source of ammonia, the nitrosominas are dying.