08-06-2010, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyD44
Like OscarLoverJim said, do you have multiple filters on your current tank?(tank1)
Here's how it can be done if you have multiple filters:
Tank 1 has filters AandB
Tank 2 has filter C
You can take filter B and put it onto tank 2, and put filter C on tank 1, so now...
Tank 1 has filter A and C
Tank 2 has filter B
This acheives two things...
1) You have a instant cycle on tank 2, because your using media from tank 1
2) while tank 2 is already running, filter C is running with filter A and will colonize off of it.....
If that doesn't work, or isn't feasbale, you can always take a meshbag full of gravel from tank1, and put it in a high current area of tank 2...this won't be an instant cycle, but it'll help jump start your tank
Thanks, This is what i was hoping to do , Wont be swapping the substrate as tank 1 has sand so bit difficult.
Would i still need to test for ammonia etc on tank 2 or would the tank be virtually fish ready? I'm in no rush but i know i get impatient if i see a fish i want & i'm currently deciding what to fill it with so would like it ready just in case .
Many thanks for the quick replies :) X