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Setting up new tank, advice needed.

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It's a while of yet as only just ordered my new tank (custom build) but when I get this new tank and have my live rock and sand bed in place would anyone recomend i put some of my water from my existing tank in when i do my water changes?

Sorry i only ask as read that it can help your new tank cycle faster as your adding in bacteria from you existing healthy tank and that the fish will ultimately find it easier to settle in to there new home once ready to do the big move.

Any advice would be appreciated

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Reply #1

Bacteria live on surfaces, not in the water column. So, add some sand, or a sponge from a filter,  but don't bother with water for bacteria. However, you could (I did) use some to save on salt.
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Very good to know fella thank you

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Reply #3

As above water won’t help with transferring bacteria but seeding your new tank with your other tanks sand/rock/filter media will help.

If not I have used dr.tims to start my DT and evo aqua reef balance to start my QT as I had that before my DT.


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Reply #4

Thank you

I have plenty of sand and rock I can move over without making the other tank look bare while the new one cycles so will do that

Once again thank you

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