11-16-2009, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by molliefan09
awesome!! thank you for the advice. this is still a work inprogress as i still need to set up the tank and such.
now....i have never done a fishless cycle....would this be my best bet being that i will be keeping cichlids?
also...the above mentioned cichlids are malawi right??
You could always use some filter material from your 20 gal? to help seed the filter in the tank you are going to set up. This would allow you to (cycle ) the new tank in considerably less time . Of course you will need to feed the bacteria in your new filter by adding a pinch of flake food every other day or,, placing three or four SMALL,SMALL,active fish in the tank and feeding them a pinch of food every other day. If you do not wish to place fish in the tank until mature,or (cycled) then feeding the tank as described a little food(pinch) every other day ,,will keep the bacteria you borrowed from your 20 gal alive and growing. Just something to consider.