Using All Equipment From A Cycled Tank To Newly Set Up Tank

  1. Yoyo Initiate Member

    Hi all,

    Just wondering, I have a cycled 60G glass tank. The water parameters has been really good for past couple of months. I just bought a used 60G acrylic tank, was planning to clean it really good and start using it. My question now is if I transfer all my equipments from the 60G cycled tank from the new 60G tank how much will that affect on cycling the new tank? Will that be an instant cycle?

    The equipment I have on the cycled tank are: Penguin Bio Wheel 350, 1 large sponge filter, 1 medium sponge filter, some aquarium decors and a wave maker. My cycled tank is bare bottom and so is the new one and I am planning to keep it bare bottom.

    Thank you,
  2. Littlebudda Well Known Member Member

    Yep instant cycle

  3. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

  4. Yoyo Initiate Member

    I won't have any problems adding all my fish right away?

    Thank you,

  5. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    You would still have to acclimate them, but you won't have to cycle the tank.
  6. Littlebudda Well Known Member Member

    If it's all the same fish it will be the same bioload so you should be fine
  7. Yoyo Initiate Member

    Yes everything basically is the same just a different tank and water.

    Thank you so much for all the help.

  8. Whitewolf Well Known Member Member

    The only thing you need to transfer is a used dirty filter pad and you can instantly cycle any tank. In fact you can instantly cycle like 20 tanks with a single dirty filter pad whoishef around in the water or better yet in a 5 gallon bucket then pour the bacterial water into multiple tanks
  9. Yoyo Initiate Member

    Thank you,