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Old 04-02-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
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New tank start up

If I were starting a brand new tank could I use some of the water from my existing tank to give it a kick start in cycling?
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Old 04-02-2020, 02:44 PM   #2
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Water doesn't hold too much beneficial bacteria. Try using old filter media or decorations instead.
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as Sara said, there is no real measurable beneficial bacteria in the water. What type of filter are you using or plan on using in new setup. I have added extra bio material into my HOB filter and put a sponge filter into existing tank and let it run for a month. When I set up new tank, I moved over sponge filter and put a bag of seeded material on top of the sponge and cycle was pretty much instant.
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