11-18-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by fish monger
You could put a lot of the old filter media in the new tank's filter without impacting the old tank much at all. The beneficial bacteria is present in larger volume in the substrate and other surfaces in the tank. The cycling is a matter of preference in my opinion. Plenty of live fast growing plants, appropriate water changes and, gradual stocking is my approach.
well i just upgraded this tank. it used to be a 10 gallon but as of yesterday it is now a 30. i am running both the old and new fitler. have some old media in the new one to help it along, and used ALL the gravel, ordiments and water from the old tank into the new one.