Ceramic Filter Media To Seed New Aquarium

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Murphme1102, May 26, 2018.

  1. Murphme1102New MemberMember

    Hi all, i'm new to this forum and was hoping to get some "expert" advice.

    A few months ago i was battling ICH and Hole in the Head in my 55 gallons, I had minimal losses as I treated immediately. I ended up migrating all my fish from the 55 to my 30g hospital tank, and actually like the look. So I bleached by 55g, dried it out for a month, boiled all substrate and decor, air dried those as well.

    My question is, can/should I use my ceramic bio rings OR my bio sponge from my filter to seed my 55g? Do parasites or ICH live within the ceramic rings or sponge? Or should I just start the nitrogen cycle over from scratch?
  2. ChuthuluFish

    ChuthuluFishWell Known MemberMember

    ICH is in every ones tank. It just needs bad water to lure it out. From what I know it’s naturaly dormant in water
  3. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Parasites tend to not do so well without a host, and moving over the fish from the 30g to 55g will most likely just move the same nasties over anyway....

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