04-13-2013, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad
Also I once saw an interesting youtube entitled 'instant cycle'. Operators of a fish store demonstrated 'instant cycle'...they squeezed clean a sponge filter from an established tank in a cup of water that quickly turned almost black. They added this to the filter of a new tank setup. Really similar to adding a bacteria supplement, but from a known fresh source.
I've actually done this method, although I overdid it by using squeezings from multiple sponges. I created a mess, but I did get the desired (and I'll admit somewhat suprising to me) result.