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    In an effort to cycle more quickly I've been looking for filter media. I don't really know anyone else with fish and my local fish store does not sell or give out their filter media since they need it to cycle new tanks.

    I know it's a long shot, but I figured I'd ask if anyone here could help me out.

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    Honestly, the two weeks or so it would take to seed a new media + another week to send it to you isnt really worth it. You can cycle your tank using ammonia the old fashioned way in that period with a little luck(if u havent already added fish). It can take a little as a week, though its rare.

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    Silly me forgot about the tank that I used to house a betta in before I moved him. The tank was just a 1.5g and had been sitting there for months. I decided to check the levels in it and noticed that the Nitrate levels were well over 80 on the chart.

    Would it be helpful to bag up some of the rocks and put them in my uncycled tank? I'm not sure how to go about that or what to put the media in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s72450
    Silly me forgot about the tank that I used to house a betta in before I moved him. The tank was just a 1.5g and had been sitting there for months. I decided to check the levels in it and noticed that the Nitrate levels were well over 80 on the chart.

    Would it be helpful to bag up some of the rocks and put them in my uncycled tank? I'm not sure how to go about that or what to put the media in.
    Are there fish in it right now? If there hasnt been for a few months the nitrates are probably just sitting in there, its unlikely that the bacteria is still alive. If however it is, its better to take the filter media than some gravel if there are no fish in the other tank. (crud in the bottom decaying over time can produce the ammonia needed to maintain the cycle so its possible)

    GL we all know how difficult the wait can be

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    There was a small female betta in there that I was keeping for a friend but I took her out yesterday and moved her to a heated tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s72450
    There was a small female betta in there that I was keeping for a friend but I took her out yesterday and moved her to a heated tank.
    That will help then yes, take the filter media though like i said, or even the whole filter

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    This tank did not have a filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s72450
    This tank did not have a filter.
    Ohhh thats a whole nother story. Yea you can take the gravel, bag it in an old piece of pantyhose or similar and put it in the new tank so you can remove it easily later.

    I would leave it tho, without a filter theres probably no bacteria in the old tank so ur just chancing introducing disease and whatnot.

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    Okay I'll just leave it. I'd rather wait than chance disease in my tank.

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