Ceramic Filter Media To Seed New Aquarium


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 30 gallon 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?


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


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

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