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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Question Use Seachem Matrix to seed other tanks?

Is this possible? I bought the 4L bucket of Seachem's Matrix on Black Friday because I got a 1/2 price deal on it with free shipping. My plan was to fill knee-high pantyhose with it, set them behind the Hamburg Mattenfilter in my established 125g tank, 40B, and 29 for a few months while I'm prepping the floor and setting up new tanks later this winter. Then after planting & while cycling the new tanks, put these knee-highs of Matrix in the new tanks behind their Mattenfilters to help establish beneficial bacteria in them.

Does that sound plausible?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 05:59 AM
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I've done this before with an eheim 2213, ran it on my 95G for a few weeks (longer would be better) and then ran it on my 11.4G when I got everything setup. Put shrimp in the next few days and all was good
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You can use it of course for a new tank but it will still take a few days to cycle, but the time is much, much less.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks - that's what I'm looking to do - shorten the cycle - and to leave it in all the tanks for additional surface areas for bacteria.

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