Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Regional Forums > Midwest & the Dakotas

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-27-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1
Starting new tank with existing tanks water

Hello. I have a 50 gal freshwater tank and will be buying a second 55 gal tank tomorrow. Would it speed up the cycle process using water from the existing tank? The existing tank has a lot of fish so we usually do a 40% water change. If we used that 40% plus 60% new water, how long should we wait before moving our fish in there?

Hjs7910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2014, 05:26 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
keegster803's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Westfield, IN
Posts: 1,327
You could take the filter cartridge from the established tank, and put it in with a new cartridge in the new tank filter. So it speeds up the process of cycling the new tank. But you have to have an ammonia source in the new tank, or it won't work.

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

keegster803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 02:22 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Fatboyfish's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Pikeville, KY
Posts: 129
moving a hand full of items that are wet inside the tank will speed up cycle plants decor bowl of gravel etc etc
Fatboyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
henningc's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,147
The water will help but only slightly. I raise a lot of crayfish so I have hundreds of 4"-6" PVC pipe sections. I typically toss 6-8 in a new tank and if possible place one in the media. The tank should cycle in two weeks if you do that or put a large sponge filter in the old tank for a month then move to the new tank for a month.
henningc is offline   Reply With Quote

ate, new tank, star, start, starting, sting, tan, tank, tanks, water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting with ferts & existing algae jevousdeteste Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 08-29-2006 10:10 AM
Question on starting a tank from existing one. JMac24 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-18-2005 07:19 PM
Start a new tank w/water & sand from existing? austinsdad Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 02-03-2005 09:07 PM
Adding water to existing tank? russrimm Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 12-28-2004 05:00 PM
Water change to existing tank mitche8359 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 01-30-2003 01:00 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.