I want to so this but my other tank has BBA in it and I have been battling it for a year. I have taken a lot of steps to try and make sure that this does not transfer over to the new tank, new tools, washing my hands after touching it then the other etc.... this includes beneficial bacteria from the other filer. Guess it will just be a long wait.
Totally understand. I have a pretty new tank too, and I thought about doing the same thing. I took the other route, though, and decided that every conceivable algae will eventually find its way into my tank anyway
, and I will just try to keep the nutrients, CO2 and light correct so that it doesn't become noticeable.
I went ahead and reused some substrate underneath a sand cap, as well as some filter media. So far so good, but my tank is still new, so fingers crossed!
BTW, do you go to Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica? I love that huge square tank they have.