Cycling Question

  1. Pictusboss

    Pictusboss Member Member

    I currently have an unstocked 10 gallon is cycled. However, I am getting a 20g long aquarium. My question is, can I half fill the 20g with the water from the 10 and fill the other half of the 20g treated tap water and it be considered cycled?

    I would love to get fish for the 20g tonight. The 10 gallon has been cycled for 2 weeks now.
     
  2. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Are you keeping the 10G stocked too? If not, just move the filter floss over to the new tank or run both filters in it until the new one is cycled. Moving the filter or media will give you an instant cycle. If you are keeping the 10G going too, then cut a portion of the media out of it and stuff it in the new filter.
     
  3. shutterbug13

    shutterbug13 Well Known Member Member

    There is barely any bacteria in the water column so you will have to move over filter media, not water, as Goldiemom said.
     
  4. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Yes, that is what I was going to say that I forgot. It's getting old. lol Thanks, Shutterbug!