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Old 09-07-2011, 12:47 PM   #11
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Just use the filter that you're currently using and there won't be much of a cycle.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #12
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swap everything over all at once. you should be fine.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #13
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I've heard I can't use the same sand from my old tank and put it in the new. Is that true? Would it also be better if I use my tank water to fill up the new tank?
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how old is this tank? if it's relatively new, you can use the sand. if it's a couple years old there's a good chance it's full of gunk you don't want to disturb.
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Its been up since January 31 soooo its been up 8-9 months now. The sand under the top layer looks nice n clean
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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i'd be concerned about a 9 month old sand bed. i might at least rinse it in some salt water before adding it. if there is an ammonia spike, it will be from your sand bed.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #17
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Ok I might swoop by petco tomorrow and picck up a new tank. I'm also thinking of just waiting to see if the tank is really leaking or its just me haha I get worried fast so as soon as I thought I felt the side was moist I freaked and thought LEAK!!! If I do the tank switch ill come back to this post and let you guys know how it went

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You could also move some of the water to reduce the risk. Hope this helps
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