09-15-2013, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Assault0137
I went to a petsmart for an adoption even(volunteer) and ended up buying a fish tank. yeah, i know, but it was an insane deal. 19 dollars, with tax, for a 75 dollar fish tank. apparently they had a sale(50%), and then someone decided to put it on clearance(another 50%), so i couldnt pass up the deal.
i already own a mature 36 gallon fish tank(need to update its profile) and it is going fine... could i use its filter media to cycle the tank, in addition to the bottle of Nutrafin Cycle that came with the tank? i dont really know how this works, or how long i have to wait(the bottle says just three doses and its fish ready... never trust the label.). any help would be appreciated, whether for the cycle or tips on everything else. ill post some pics when its got the water and gravel in, maybe even turn this thread into a journal for the tank.
Yes the filter media will help jump start the cycle. Set up your new tank with substrate, decorations and maybe live plants, conditioned water, filter media and stock lightly. Not sure about cycle in a bottle. With media and light stock you won't need it. Maybe add a decoration from your old tank as it will have beneficial bacteria on it also.