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Asking the pros so I don't mess up. 55gal set up

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by ConnivingFerret, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Byron

    Byron Member

    Feb 25, 2009
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    There is no value in using "old" tank water in a new tank. Some aquarists will never risk cross-contaminating one tank from another, though I admit I do not usually worry about this unless I know there is something in a tank that I do not want to spread. Fill the new tank with fresh water, dechlorinate, at the intended temperature. Seed the bacteria with a bacterial supplement, or filter media of your own tanks, or live plants.

    A tank is not going to cycle in a week if nothing is done to encourage this. And it will take longer than a week anyway.

    What are the almond leaves for here?

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