Sponge filter Question

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by upgrade, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. upgrade

    upgradeValued MemberMember

    Alright guys for all you that have been helping me out thanks again here is another one for you.

    My angelfish tank is fully cycled, i put a Sponge filter in their to soak up some bacteria.

    Question: How long will the sponge filter need to be running in that tank for it to get the good bacteria in it? (so it can be placed into another tank as a seed)


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  2. navyscuba

    navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    I do the same on my set ups. I would leave it there for 3 to 5 days.
  3. OP

    upgradeValued MemberMember

    That's all? Would of thought it would take like a few weeks lol, Thanks
  4. pepetj

    pepetjWell Known MemberMember

    I let sponge filter sit at least two weeks in healthy tank. That's what I consider the minimum time. I keep extra media stuffed in most of my filters for any emergency. I doubt it will be fully seeded in three to five days.

    Santo Domingo
  5. OP

    upgradeValued MemberMember

    Alright that sounds better , i didn't think it grew that fast. If it did the cycle would be over in days.

  6. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    I agree with Pepetj. A minimum of 2 weeks to seed new filter media/sponges. I prefer a month. Here is a link you may find helpful:
    PLEASE remember............

  7. OP

    upgradeValued MemberMember

    thanks aquarist48, you have posted with good advice on every one of my threads so far :)

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