I just started cycling my 20 gallon aquarium today. I have heard that you can take things like gravel, plants, decorations etc. from another fish tank if you have one and put it in the cycling tank and it will speed it up. Well i have a 5 gallon betta tank which is heated at 80 degrees. I've had the talk for a while now, can i use one of the decorations from the 5 gal
and put it in the 20 gal
to speed up the process of cycling? I looked closely at the decorations and they have this stuff on them, it's not green and is not algae but it looks like some kind of bacteria...i can't really explain it. Would it be safe to transfer the decoration to my 20 gal
or should i not?
(I'm doing a fishless cycling with ammonia)