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Old 08-19-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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What will happen when I add more rock

I have a 75gal with 80lbs live sand and 50lbs LR. I added RO water, sand and rock last Friday. Now I want to add about 35lbs of key rock from www.liverocks.com . Will my ammonia, nitrite and nitrates spike up? Will this cause my cycling to take longer?

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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LR.com's rocks should arrive with minimal die off. Most don't seem to notice any increase in ammonia.
however, it could happen but I doubt it'll be a significant spike.

I'm hoping you added salt as well, and just forgot to mention it.

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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If it extends your cycle time it wont be by much and your better off adding it now then after you have livestock in your tank.
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