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Old 02-17-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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cycling a new tank with established tank methods?

Just looking for some different ideas on cycling a 55gal tank with "stuff" from my 20gal. The filter for the 55 is a rena filstar xp3. I have an aquaclear 150 and a fluvol 1 submers. filters on the 20gal.

I thought maybe letting the xp3 run for a day on water removed during water change.

what are some things others have done with success and is my idea good or bad? Thanks
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just hook up the xp3 to the 20 and run it for a few days, and maybe move a decoration or a cup of gravel from the 20 to the 55. Also filter media can be transferred to the new filter
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don't you think thew xp3 @ (man. rating) 350 gal/hour is going to have to much current for the 20gal? That was my worry on going that route...
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hrm, i dont think so... I think the weakest swimming fish in there is the frog, and I have no problems with mine in my tank (170gph on a 10gal tank) atleast for a few days...
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sounds good. I knew that was the easiest but i was worried about current. Worst case I can just use the spray bar and point it towards the glass to lower current.

Next question is do I need to run the filter on some other water (rinsing) before hooking it into the 20gal. Maybe like i said using water removed during water change that way any chemicals in the filter will have a chance to run off into the bucket not harming any fish. Thanks for the info guys...
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