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    0 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't risk it...you don't need seeded media to successfully complete a fish-free cycle
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    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Could possibly transmit disease, too
    Silly me, I guess I wasn't clear about what would be transferred. I meant any diseases/parasites/fungus-not the meds
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    0 Not allowed!
    This is true, but I just remember Mommy1 stating that she had completed a cycle in a week using seeded media. I guess I'm just one of the impatient ones

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    0 Not allowed!
    If I'm not mistaken, she used seeded media from one of her own tanks
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    0 Not allowed!
    You're correct. I just meant cutting down cycling times in general and the OP doesn't have her own seeded media.

    OP, I humbly retract my suggestion for getting seeded media from your friend. I will defer to the advice from the much more experienced folks here as I do not want to steer you in the wrong direction.

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    1 Not allowed!
    For my last 2 tanks, I used seeded media from my 40B, and the cycles still took 3 weeks

    I use alot of media...perhaps the bits I used weren't colonized with much BB?...a filter will only grow enough BB to support the population of the fish in the original tank, and no more

    It would be perfectly fine for the OP to use seeded media from a tank that she knows is disease/pest free
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    +1 it will help you.

    Just a caution with taking the media from PS; I would be sure they hadn't treated for something recently. Not sure if that could/would be brought to your tanks with the media.
    I agree - I would not take any media from Petsmart. You don't know what issues their tanks have. People have enough trouble with fish from there.
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    3 Not allowed!
    Okay, seems the majority says I should not take media from PS, so I'll just do it without. I'm not in a huge giant hurry to get my fish in the tank anyways. Want to make sure they'll actually survive.

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    2 Not allowed!
    Read the fishless cycling sticky again and again, until you practically have it memorized

    Then ask us some questions!...there are no "dumb" questions when you are willing to learn, so fire away

    A liquid test kit, pure ammonia, and the rest of the things already mentioned will get you going in the right direction...you'll have a tank that's ready for fish to be happy in, and healthy, and thriving
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