06-21-2013, 10:26 AM
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Yes the filter trick will help and will speed up your cycle a little. Also try moving over some gravel/sand. To speed up the cycle use one of those bacteria in a bottle products. Be careful, only some of them work (seachem stability, Dr. Tim's one and only, and Tetra safe start). I wouldn't move any dirty water, it barely contains any useful bacteria and just adds a bunch of bad stuff.
Just a note, be careful with your filter. I'm not sure about the model you have, but many filters will suck up and kill fry. You might have to muffle it. I think you should have enough aeration from the filters, but if you decide to get an airpump I would jsut get one rated for the tank size and hook it up to an airstone or bubble wand.