I'm about to start cycling a new tank and I was wondering if anyone had any insight on putting extra media (ceramic) into a filter so that it cycles with the regular media and can be put into a different filter on a different tank later once it's cycled to instantly or quickly cycle the new tank. Is this possible? Can I have 2-3 bags of ceramic media in my filter? It's an Aquaclear power filter (40- 70). Any advice is appreciated. Sidenote: I was also questioning whether or not I should use the carbon that comes with the filter. Some people use it, some say it's useless and a hassle. Any thoughts?