02-17-2011, 06:38 PM
| || | I didn't mean that. The filter media means filter floss, sponges, ceramic rings, gravel and everything else (except the disposable carbon and other temporary chemical media) stashed in the ol' filter. You get a portion of it, stash it in the new filter for the new tank, then it instantly cycles the new tank allowing you to add your first fish immediately. Then add new filter media in the older filter to allow beneficial bacteria to colonize the new bed.
Originally Posted by rainybutterfly
how do I borrow from the filter and add to the new filter?
sorry for all the stupid questions, ive been reading as much as i can but im so new to this and i want to make sure im doing it right!
I have a hard time putting this in layman's terms.