Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

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I have a used tank (it still has fishes) and i read in an article that the filter of a cycled tank can be used to cycle the new tank. Can you tell me how its done?
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face mcshooty replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

you can just take some filter media out of your cycled filter and put it in the new filter this will give the cycle a jump start making it cycling much faster

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turtle lover replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

How much faster?
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face mcshooty replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

depends on how much cycled media you have if you move enough media you can cycle a tank immediately however don't move too much because you might use the cycle on the other tank

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DRACO replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

turtle lover wrote: How much faster?


instantly if you are going to use the whole filtration system...
meaning transferring the whole filter will make you new tank instantly cycled.

i should make it clear, when we say tank is cycled, it is the filter we really cycled, not the tank...
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turtle lover replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

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turtle lover wrote: How much faster?


instantly if you are going to use the whole filtration system...
meaning transferring the whole filter will make you new tank instantly cycled.

i should make it clear, when we say tank is cycled, it is the filter we really cycled, not the tank...

What is the difference between tank cycled and filter cycled?
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OSCARINDIA replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

I think both means the same
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face mcshooty replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

What is the difference between tank cycled and filter cycled?

technically there's no such thing as cycling a tank when people say the tank is cycled they mean the filter on the tank is cycled

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DRACO replied the topic: Old aquarium materials to cycle the tank

turtle lover wrote:

DRACO wrote:

turtle lover wrote: How much faster?


instantly if you are going to use the whole filtration system...
meaning transferring the whole filter will make you new tank instantly cycled.

i should make it clear, when we say tank is cycled, it is the filter we really cycled, not the tank...

What is the difference between tank cycled and filter cycled?


this is how it goes.... when a filter is cycled... you can transfer it in the new tank..
but a tank that said to be cycled can not stand with a new filter
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