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Old 06-21-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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Cycling question

I am starting a new 40 gallon tank. I have ecocomplete substrate, a few live plants, and some mopani drift wood. The tank has a heater and a light hood. I am going to add the filter tomorrow. An aqua clear 50. I have another aqua clear 50 going in a second established 40 gallon already. I am thinking about putting the sponge part of the aqua clear from the established tank into the new tank to get the cycling going quicker. Good idea? Or not.
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That will certainly speed things along, or if your not in a hurry run the second filter on the established tank for a couple of weeks.
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This will help BIG time I cycled all 7 of my tanks this way with the exception mf my first which took about a month all the others took less then a week with used media not a mini cycle either tested for a week after and showed consistent nitrates
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Thanks all. I will start that today
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