Tonight I'd like advice on setting up my 2nd 10gal (putting the 30gal on hold until I get a hood/light).
I was wondering if I should use the filter from my existing tank (been running about 4 months) to help put bacteria in my new one? Same filter size for both & it's time for a new one in the old tank.
I was also told I could do a 1/2 water change on the existing tank & put the change out water into the new tank (then using fresh/treated to finish the fill).
Will these things help speed up the cycle as I've read?
Can I do both - or should I just stick to one or the other?
I did one boiling water rinse on the used gravel (from the 2nd tank I bought) & have the rest of what I need to set this one up, wanting to set it up tomorrow - so will check back in the morning for responses...
as always thanks in advance for any input!