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Old 11-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Cycling a tank with an old one

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I have got a new fish tank and i was stupid and filled it up with some RO water.
Now i have put every thing in my tank and my filter in an old tank that's has been cycled.

So to get the point how long should i leave the filter in there, Because i put every thing in the new tank, do you think a week is okay.

Thanks

P.S the new tanks is for SHRIMP
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im confused. you put the equipment on the old already cycled tank to seed it?
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im confused. you put the equipment on the old already cycled tank to seed it?
i have put the filter in the already cycled tank to get some of the good bacteria on the new filter.i am wondering how long i should keep the filter in there to get a good colony of bacteria.

sorry if that wasnt clear
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Usually it takes two to four weeks to get a seeded colony of bacteria.
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Usually it takes two to four weeks to get a seeded colony of bacteria.
okay i will leave it two weeks thanks
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