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    My QT filter has been running on my cycled dislay tank for a week today. Do you think it's ready to actually go on the QT? I am leaving it on the display until this Thursday at which point I will need it to QT some incoming Tetras.

    I could of course put a cartridge from my display filter into the QT filter, but if I can help it I'd like to not do that.

    So QT filter needed Thursday at which point it will have been on the cycled tank for 10 days.

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    A filter does not get seeded in a week. Takes more like a month.

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    So just put the newbies striaght in the tank?

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    If your bigger tank has no fish in it yet, it will act as a QT by itself. Just make sure to acclimate for pH (unless your store is local & has the same pH as you) and shut off the lights after they're added.

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    It does have a fish. My Dwarf Gourami is in there. People have been pushing me to get more fish in there anyway, so I guess I should go ahead and add the new fish.

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    IMO I would wait for the 2nd filter to be cycled - of course you can do what you choose, however, keep in mind that if any of them become ill, you'll need to potentially treat the whole tank and on the other hand, you won't have a smaller tank yet if you need to treat 1 fish.

    You might get good fish and have no problems, though. Good luck whatever you decide to do!

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    Thank you! Even though I don't really want to can't I just switch out one of the cartridges from the fully cycled filter???

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