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Old 03-19-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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Can i use a tank cycled with freshwater for salt?

Hi, I have a newbie question. I couldn't find the answer by searching. Can I use a tank/hob filter cycled (fishless) with freshwater for a fowlr tank or do I need to recycle it with salt water? Alternatively, can i use freshwater media to seed a salt tank?

I'm not ready to jump to salt just yet, but was wondering for near future use.

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No you can't. Different bacteria.
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Thanks Mumma. I was thinking that was probably the case but wasn't sure.
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Is the tank just running with FW in it and nothing else??Just add salt .You won't have to drain the tank if thats the case.., the media won't seed it,but you can still use it
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Yes it is currently in a fishless cycle, but was hoping to use it for sw or seed when it is done. I will keep it as my original plan of a fesh tank but hope to start a fowlr tank soon.

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Yes it is currently in a fishless cycle, but was hoping to use it for sw or seed when it is done. I will keep it as my original plan of a fesh tank but hope to start a fowlr tank soon.

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That answered one of my questions thanks for asking
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