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Old 06-15-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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seeding material question

So I am starting my first larger size tank 55 gal! Have two 10gal already cycled tanks and have been running good for awhile now. My question is I have shoved some filters pads in behind the ones in my cycled tank, any suggestions on how long to keep them in there. I have also grabbed some gravel and put it in two of the corners of the 55. I am really exicited about this tank and hope my fishless cycle does not take the 23 days my 10 did.
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I've read from members that you want to keep the media in there for a week or two .. to make sure you really seed the new filter.

I've haven't done it but that's how'd I go about it.
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Any kind of rocks or ornaments from your 10 gals will make a big difference too
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Just leave the sponges in there until the tank cycles, you can remove them down the road.
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