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Seeding new tank with mature tank media
Old 01-29-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
 
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Seeding new tank with mature tank media

Hey guys,

I was wondering what the best method would be to seed a new tank with media from an already mature tank .

Can I just place an extra sponge in the mature tanks filter, then take it out...say...a week later and place it in my new tanks filter?

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
 
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If it's the same type of filter (takes the same media) then yes. Just slip some mature media from your first filter into the new one. I'd leave it for a bit longer than a week, but you have the right idea. If they're not the same kind of filter, even just putting the old media into a mesh bag or some such and floating it will help you greatly.
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