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Old 05-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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seeding aquarium

I was wondering if you could seed a saltwater aquarium with a freshwater filter screen or gravel??
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Nope you cant, the bacteria is differant
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Agreed, won't work unfortunately.

if you are switching to SW from FW I would really really clean out everything, filter, tank, sand etc.... you want a nice fresh start with sw so all the old gunk has to go. lol
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It's a royalty different tank. I have a 36 and 55 freshwater and will setup a 5 gallon saltwater
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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Lol I said I was going to do this. Instead I broke down my 60g and 28g to make into saltwater. I'm a firm believer that once you get into saltwater, freshwater will never give you that fulfillment!
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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I agree, I've done a 10 gallon before but I didn't wait till it cycles so all my fish died. But I'm already thinking about converting my 55 gallon
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