filter media for koi pond in aquarium?

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can some of the media from an outdoor pond filter be used to help cycle an aquarium?
 

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Probably could, but I would be concerned about contaminants from outside. That doesn't have as much effect in a pond as in a smaller space like an aquarium.
 
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Eienna said:
Probably could, but I would be concerned about contaminants from outside. That doesn't have as much effect in a pond as in a smaller space like an aquarium.
Thanks Eienna, that's what I was concerned about but wasn't sure...I've had the koI pond for about 10 years and the fish are healthy but like you said the aquarium is a much smaller space.

I'm into day 24 of pwc's and still no sign of nitrites so I was hoping I could give the tank a bit of help.
 
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yes, I saw that recommended on some other posts so I am going to try it this weekend!
 

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Wait 24 hours after any water change before adding, shake well, use the whole bottle, and sit back for two weeks or until your liquid test reads 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, more than 0 nitrates. Do not change water until the two weeks is up unless it reads that, even if the numbers get pretty high (unless they're in obvious distress); there's a product in it that detoxes ammonia for that time so your fish will be safe. Just feed them lightly.
 

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