The major argument was that partial water changes should be done during the cycling process to avoid the ammonia spike that may kill off critters on the live rock that will be beneficial later.What are peoples thoughts on this?
Please don't mistake cycling a tank for curing LR
. I know it seems like semantics, but they are different things, one is taking a sterile environment and creating a biological filter, the other is taking a depressed filter and enabling it to cope with the demands of your tank. There are already bacteria and life forms on uncured LR
, but the die off creates an overwhelming amount of ammonia, in that instance you should do water changes and ru a protien skimmer. If you are simply cycling a sterile filter or dry base rock, I do not recommend waterchnges.