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Old 01-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Seeding new Tank

So I read that if I put things from tanks that have already been cycled and add it to my still cycling tank it will speed up the process. I found my filter from my old tank and was wondering if the bacteria could have died? Should I still add the filter? It's been in my laundry room for at least 3 years.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Seeding will only work if you're pulling seeded material from an active tank with an ammonia source (i.e. fish). If the seeded material has at all dried out then the beneficial bacteria is likely long gone.
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As said above, you need material from a healthy, running tank to help seed a new one. Once something has dried out the bacteria are most definitely dead.
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Oh that kinda sucks then
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A lot of times lfs personnel will give you sponge material to help seed your tank. Especially if you done a lot of business with them.
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