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Old 01-25-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question On Setting up Second Salt Water?

If I did a Water Change on my current tank and put it in my new one. Would I have to let it still cycle?
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Sorry about the dumb Question. I have a 55gal and Wanting to setup a 30 to.
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Without adding sand from the main, too, I believe you would still have to cycle it. I believe that most of the nitrifying bacteria is in the sand itself.
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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The water doesn't bear the weight of the cycle. The rock, substrate, filter media and glass does. The water alone won't allow you to skip the cycle. Now if you were to move your existing contents into a new system you could likely forego the cycle time.
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A better way to do it, if you want to take shortcuts, is to use some live rock, some live sand, and some water. Depending on the size of the second tank, this might work, and this might not work. If you plan on setting up a small nano tank then it should work great.
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Yes, The only way you might not have to is trasplant your LR,LS or other filtration system.
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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Ok Well I am adding the same Filter to the 30 that is on the 55 now. I am putting the bio wheel on there. I am keeping the wet dry on the 55.
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I want to turn it into a coral farming tank For the big tank. Also My 55 water smells alittle bit why is this?
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I dont know. How often are doing PWC. Maybe some weekly ones will help.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:36 PM   #10
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Thanks I will do a PWC and see how that does. If I use that filter from the 55 and the water. Would that be good? In a coral Farm do you want sand on the bottom? Also What Kind of fish or Cleaner Would I want?
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