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post #12 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Elliriyanna View Post
oh thats a great idea i have to buy something to put over the filter intake so i will use the same material to hold the gravel

Originally Posted by Elliriyanna View Post
OK here is my idea ... put gravel from my established tank plus plants ( grown in my established tank) and run the filter in the 1st tank .. will all of this together help?
OR put as much new substrate into a mesh material of some kind, and leave it in the old tank while the new filter is also running on it. That way you have a seeded filter and matching substrate.
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