Seeding Media?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by CarrieFisher, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. CarrieFisher

    CarrieFisherWell Known MemberMember

    If your tank is cycled, how long does it take to seed alternative media?
    I'm just curious, bc my qt tank was okay for my first round of quarantine, but if I want to replace the filter media for that tank, how long would it take for bb to stick to the new filter cartridge after being in my main tank's filter?

    Thank you
  2. AllieSten

    AllieStenFishlore VIPMember

    I was told it takes about a month. When I lost my cycle a few weeks ago I made sure to switch up my filter media so there were lots of bits I could borrow for the next time. So it actually saved me from having to wait the extra time to seed new media.
  3. Punkin

    PunkinWell Known MemberMember

    Agree with Alliesten, I believe I have read a month, too.
  4. OP

    CarrieFisherWell Known MemberMember

    Thank, you guys