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Old 02-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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10 gallon to a 29 gallon

My plan is to start cycling some water in my 10 gallon tank with a fluval 205 filter. The 10 gallon will be empty with some graval at the bottom. While the 10 gallon is cycling I am going to start setting up a 29 gallon tank (building the stand and canopy). When the cycle is complete I am going to get some eco complete and put it in the 29 gallon. Then take the cycled water from the 10 gallon and put it in the 29 gallon. I will also move the fluval 205 filter and hook it up to the 29 gallon tank. I know there will probably be a mini cycle in the 29 gallon but do you think it will be cycle for the most part?

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the water doesnt contain the nitrifying bacteria, so there is no need to transfer it... the canister will though, and you may not even see a cycle, but expecting a mini cycle is a good way to think though just in case


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Indeed, for the most part you cycle your filter, not your water.
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Are you going to use the ten? if not why not just cycle the 29 on the floor and use it when you are ready.
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