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Old 03-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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Quick question on cycling

Hello im a new guy here and i was wondering if i can use established media from a brackish tank to help with cycling my 100g FOWLER tank. I was planning to use a filter sponge and some gravel in a seperate HOB in addition to the one i currently have running. thanks!
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Any decaying matter will help. I'm not sure on close the brackish beneficial bacteria are the the sw genus, but it's definitely worth a try.
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That is a good question. I would think that if salinity was a lot lower in the brackish tank the bacteria might not make it in a true salt water tank.
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For anyone wondering it seems to be working our cycle is doing quite well. The brackish bacteria made it in the saltwater

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