Ceramic Filter Media To Seed New Aquarium

  1. M

    Murphme1102 Initiate Member

    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

    ChuthuluFish Member Member

    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

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    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....