Fishless cycle seeding Question 

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Is it safe to use seeding from 2 different tanks. I added used filter media about 10-15 days ago. Now I have someone else who said they would squeeze a sponge filter into a bag for me. Just don't want to screw anything up.
 

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I don't see how it would hurt...
 
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I know some may disagree, but squeezings, imo, what you're getting is waste that the sponge collected.
 

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Lucy said:
I know some may disagree, but squeezings, imo, what you're getting is waste that the sponge collected.
Oops I think I read the OP wrong...I just saw sponge filter, not squeezing. After reading that again, I completely agree with Lucy. I don't know for sure if any of the bacteria would come off or not but I wouldn't take the risk in just adding a bag full of waste into my tank.
 

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I agree with lucy.....you need to cut off some of the media as the good bacteria adheres to surfaces and isnt free floating ...at least not enough to seed/cycle a tank ...all you are getting is the waste collected
 
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I've read where people have done that, have not tried it myself.
I'm like you funkman, I'm not sure the amount of bacteria out weighs the waste in squeezings.
 
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Thank you guys no squeezings allowed LOLx
 

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You're only supposed to squeeze the Charmin......

boy, am I dating myself with that line, or what.....

What are you using as an ammonia source in this new tank?
 
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I started to put that but I knew I would so my age.
I got Ammonia from Ace Hardware.
 

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LyndaB said:
You're only supposed to squeeze the Charmin......

boy, am I dating myself with that line, or what.....

What are you using as an ammonia source in this new tank?
dfisherman said:
I started to put that but I knew I would so my age.
I got Ammonia from Ace Hardware.
I did too!!!!! but refrained ;D
too funny!
 
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Mr Whipple!!!
 

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