Tank Cycling Question

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  1. FransSny

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    Guys a quick question....had to refill my wifes tank (270 L) due to a leak....i was thinking of doing a rather large WC on my system (100L or so out of my 750L), once SG, Temp etc is ok, should the tank still cycle before re introducing the LS?

    LR & sandbed has been cycling in holding bins while i was busy with repairs
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    how long was it running before the leak, was all water replaced??
     
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    4-6 weeks trad....yip had to replace all the H2Oas the leak was at the bottom, i moved LS to my tank and kept the rest cycling
     
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    Frans, it will still cycle, as you will get mini cycles after the big cycle. I suggest you test the Ammoniac as well as the nitrite levels for the next week before you start adding livestock
     
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    thanks sean....also thought to give it another week /2 just to be on the safe side
     
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    plumb the 2 together :)

    also look at using stability to help
     
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    Eish, you guys with no patience....LoL. What happened to the old natural way;)
     
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    COOL IDEA Dallas....Just one small prob....I would have to run a pipe for about 20 mtrs...this would also then go through my living room...be eaten my my wifes dog....ripped out by my 1 year old etc etc:lol:
     
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    hehe, use the roof :)
     
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