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  1. #1

    Default seeding filters for future tank

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    I've been thinking about this and I think I'm going to seed some filters for a future tank. At the moment I have 4 tanks up and running . I have access to some Fluval underwater filters , but they are small ones rated at only 15 gallons . If I put 1 in the 20 gallon, and 2 in the 55's( they are 2 of these) and 2 in my 75 , that would give me 7 extra filters to play with . I said all that to ask " What would be the appropriate size tank for 7 of these filters ?" Being able to see them in the tank doesn't bother me . It will be another 6 months or so before I could get another tank so these will be running for a good while before they will be moved to their own tank .ANY RESPONSES , PRO or CON WILL BE APPRECIATED. THANKS FOR EVEN READING THIS LONG POST. I would like to get some suggestions about this because I do have a lot of respect for other members here , none of you have steered me wrong and am looking forward to some DISCUSSION.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    In stead of planning to use 7 filters for 1 tank, want not get one or two bigger filters?

    Depending on the type of filters you are currently using, you could a little bio-media from each of your current filters, add it to the new tank, and complete a fishless cycle. With a lot of seeded media, you will be cycled extremely fast

    Another option is to run the new bigger filter(s) on your largest tank for about 6 weeks and allow it to become seeded. Move to the new tank and then start stocking slowly.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Good idea Cliff I'll have to find out what the largest filters I can get . I know I can get the small ones dirt cheap . If I can get some rated for a 55 or larger I'll have to jump on those and start the seeding.Now i'm off to the cichlid forum to find out about Severums and "Angels" .
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

  4. #4


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    or you could get multiple small tanks and 1-3 filter for each one.
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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