@brian_nano12g - Thank you for the welcome and well wishes. I apologize for not having repled earlier... I must have missed that email notification of your reply, and I'm stil learning how all of this forum/thread stuff works...You'd think I was an old lady for how clumsily I handle myself here.
Anyhow, I appreciate your kind words and advice... I ran two sets of filter media in my old Whisper 30 for about six weeks, and when I started cycling the 55g at the beginning of June, I stuck the older filter in my new-to-me Aqueon 75... I added some substrate and a couple of decorations as well... I'm currently feeding pure ammonia and had my first instance of ammonia drop today after a few days at around 3ppm it went down to 1ppm today... (just re-dosed it back to 4ppm). I can't wait until it's ready!
I wouldn't be a Clevelander if I didn't say "Go Cavs!!" again, but I have to admit that the officiating in last night's game was deplorable... for both teams, IMO
.... And some folks in C-Town would hunt me down for this, but (other than when he' chewing on his mouth guard like it's a binky), I love watching Steph play... Dude is amazing.