Water Change question 180 Gallon Tank

  1. N

    NTICH New Member Member

    So long story short I filled my 180 w/ only 125 gallons to account for my 55 gallon tank/fish transfer but that tank is not ready to transfer. The question is can I top off my new tank from 125 to 180 w/o slowing down my initial cycle? I'm on day 21 still waiting on the nitrates to climb so I'm not ready to do my first water change. Thanks in advance
  2. ppate1977

    ppate1977 Well Known Member Member

    I would think you can. The greater the volume of water the more consistent your parameters will stay. There is no free floating beneficial bacteria, so the volume of water, as far as cycling goes, is inconsequential IMO.