Originally Posted by Alannahmay
Hi there, fairly new to this and I have a question for you all.
I just set up my 60 gallon tank. I'm in the cycling process right now but im just wondering about adding established media, I currently have an outdoor pond, I'm wondering if I'm able to add some media from that to my new aquarium to help the process along. Any advice? Thanks a bunch
Under normal circumstances, adding established filter material is a way to get tanks cycled in a hurry. However, because it is a pond outdoors, you are possibly adding many diseases commonly found in ponds via bird droppings and snails so I wouldn't add anything from the pond without it going through a quarantine period first. That would kill off any bacteria you were trying to add so not an option. If you can get some established filter material from a tank you know has been disease free, that would be a better option for you.
Hope this helps.