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  1. Default using bb from old tank for new one?


    0 Not allowed!
    I am still in the planning stages for my 40g breeder. I have 2 ceramic packs for my BB in my filter. I was told it will help lower the flow that was tossing my gourami around a little. (this was before I knew I could also fill my tank all the way up and have the same effect lol but I have been keeping 2 in there just in case I needed to borrow one for another tank in an emergency if it would even be useful)

    I was curious if I would be able to use one of the packs to insta cycle the 40g when it gets set up or if i should plan to cycle it another way?

    i was wondering if my BB community would miss the help of the extra bb pack. Would the extra pack starve once put into the 40g filter if there were only a couple of fish in there? Any thoughts would be appreciated. :)

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    yes, bacteria can the transferred from tank to tank by filter media. just make sure that enough is transferred to sustain whatever you are adding.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yup, you can read a lot about "seeing" a new tank with established media. I did it once before I fully understood what I was doing and did get a mini cycle, which I managed to ride out with daily water changes.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 8x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 3x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta

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    0 Not allowed!
    It'll certainly help, but you should still keep on top of testing your water in the event there wasn't enough bacteria transferred

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