Originally Posted by TygGer
the excessive LR
is useless because there is not enough waste to feed the bacteria?
Not at all. It may not be being used to it's full potential at this moment but unless you do nothing else with the tank it will not be wasted by any means. It is actually best to set up the tank with as much LR
/BR as may be needed for the eventual end goal of the tank. The less fiddling you need to do as the tank progresses, the easier it will be in the long run. For both you and the inhabitants.
Don't think of it as being wasted, think of it as being prepared for the tanks future health.