10 Gallon Holding Tank

Jerrod Grant Robker

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Hey all,

I have some aftrican mbunas that are holding and I want to set up a holding tank. Is it possible to take part of the filter from my 135g tank and 10 gallons of my tank water and use them both in the 10 gallon to have it already cycled, or is there more to it and I'm just dreaming? TIA
 
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So how long should I wait if I'm using old, cycled filter media in a 10 gallon tank for it to be safe for holding females and fry (2 females at a time)
 

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In theory, you could add fish immediately. Just have to make sure you take enough from the 135 to insta-cycle the 10, but not disrupt the cycle in the 135.
 

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If it's a filter cartridge, then yes it would work. But you'd need more media to stay on the cycled tank. Getting some mulm (the **** from your gravel) and adding it the new tank can help as well, but usually it's more helpful to just take some substrate from the cycled tank.
 

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