I have an established planted 55g that's been running for 2 years. It's running 2 HOB Fluva C4 filters that's rated for 70 gallons. The current stock is as follows, 6 black mollies, 9 cherry barbs, 10 bloodfin tetras and 9 albino cories.
I plan on starting another planted 55g that I want to have 15-20 serpae tetras, 8-10 peppered cories and 1 bristletoe nose pleco. Going to transfer one of the C4 filters from my established tank to the new one. Will this give me an instant cycle to where I can put my entire stock in immediately? I will plant heavy to start also to help out, also transfering a couple of the plants from older tank to help with beneficial bacteria. How should I go about this? Hopefully the filter has enough of B.B. to stock completely. I do know I would have to monitor things closely either way though.