cycling question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by fishingman001, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    Can I put a filter sponge from an aquaclear 50 in the corner of my already cycled tank and have that sponge collect enough bacteria to switch to another aquarium?

    If so how long should I leave the sponge in the aquarium? Could I put it in my filter and then take it out after a month or two without hurting my own aquarium?

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2010
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    yes, and should be fine. A month is good, two is better.
  3. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    I have often taken a new filter sponge and placed it into my filter or my tank to begin seeding it with bacteria.
  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I always prime media for a new tank by putting it in existing tanks. If you can put it in a filter, that would be best. Second best would be to stick it on the end of the filter intake, IMO.
  5. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    ok. i will be placing it in the filter tonight. thanks.

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