Question How To Set Up 5 Gal Qt

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I have a five gallon qt I want to set up. I have bio media from my twenty I will put in but how long should I cycle it and how. I think I should use apI instant start but I’m not sure. I plan to put a cave and some javamoss in there. I’m going to put 2 black neon tetras and 1 zebra danio in there for two weeks probaly how should I set it up.
 

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If you have a sponge filter running in your 20 then u should transfer it over to the 5. If you don't u should get a sponge filter and airpump and ru n it in your 20 for a month or so tha way you will have a good established filter running in your qt
 

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kallililly1973 said:
If you have a sponge filter running in your 20 then u should transfer it over to the 5. If you don't u should get a sponge filter and airpump and ru n it in your 20 for a month or so tha way you will have a good established filter running in your qt
Everything that needs to be said, on subject, is said, I agree hole-heartedly with kallililly1973.
 
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I have a sponge filter but it needs a little longer in the 20
 

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if its in the budget there are some nice dual port air pumps that u can run 2 sponges on. I just picked up a nice silent one off amazon for $8 that way u can run 2 sponges in an established tank then when the sponge is well fed it can help with your cycle in any tanks u set up in the future.. Good luck!!
 
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Of I have I cartridge and a sponge running I could just put two sponges back to back in the resouvour though
 
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Ok I can just move that one sponge over to the qt and I’ll still have a cartridge but I’ll get another sponge where can I get them they need to be small
 

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