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Old 07-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Sponge filter cycling question

I'm setting up a tank for a holding female yellow lab cichlid and will use as a fry grow out tank. I have a sponge filter to use. Will beneficial bacteria grow on the sponge filter so it will cycle? If I add the sponge filter to an existing tank for a week or so then transfer it will that do the trick? Any suggestions?
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Just leave the filter in the display tank for a couple off weeks to seed, then it's off into your QT.
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Cool, thanks HUKIT, again!

So the bb will grow right on the sponge?
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So the bb will grow right on the sponge?
Yes, all ten of my 40 breeders are run by air driven sponge filters.
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