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  1. #11

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    It's up to you, but I would dump the water down the drain. Like I said earlier, it will only add nitrates to your tank. It will not help with cycling at all.

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim92 View Post
    It's up to you, but I would dump the water down the drain. Like I said earlier, it will only add nitrates to your tank. It will not help with cycling at all.
    I totally agree that the water is useless.

    The beneficial bacteria you are needing do not reside in the water column itself so you would simply be adding dirty water to your tank & this is of no benefit. The blue filter material would be the best option.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    So basically all I got was a cool looking rock :(

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse155 View Post
    So basically all I got was a cool looking rock :(
    Nope.

    You got a cool rock and a thread with some relevant information on how to [& how not to] transfer BB.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse155 View Post
    So basically all I got was a cool looking rock :(
    If the rock was in an established tank, then it will have BB on it. If it's porous rock, it will have even more BB. If you are careful, you should be able to expand the colony. I would put some mechanical media like sponge, in direct contact with the rock. In a couple of weeks, move the media to the filter. It may not be much, but you have something.
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    Hello-
    Indeed the water does not contain much bacteria, although it does, so discarding it is pretty much neutral. Nitrate in the water: yes to some level, but nitrates are everywhere as long as you do not have denitrifying bacteria to convert it into inert nitrogen gas.
    A sponge is a great way to offer a host for bacteria to colonize, and you could, without too much disruption put one into your friend's filter, or hide it in the substrates and take it a 72 hours later and add it into your aquarium or filters.
    Another good source is the substrate. It is even richer in terms of diversity as it is usually the most balanced micro-ecosystem in one's aquarium.

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