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Old 08-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
 
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Bacteria question.

I understand there is probably no specific answer for this question. Roughly, how long does it take for a bacteria colony to form on a filter sponge placed in an established tank?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
 
Diana Walstead says that after about a week bacteria are just starting to inhabit a sponge. This assumes a fully established tank.
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Diana Walstead says that after about a week bacteria are just starting to inhabit a sponge. This assumes a fully established tank.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
 
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If the sponge is placed in contact with established media, then it will be colonized significantly faster than if it had to start from scratch (new sponge in a new filter on an established tank).
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #5
 
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If the sponge is placed in contact with established media, then it will be colonized significantly faster than if it had to start from scratch (new sponge in a new filter on an established tank).
Good to know, thanks.
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