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very old filter media

so i almost a year ago i bought a used canister filter from a friend who hadn't used it in a year, but had kept the media most the whole time. i got it and changed the water, and left it sitting since. the inlet and outlet connections have been left open. would you say that bacteria is still alive and good? or do you think i will have a cycle when i connect it to a established tank?

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Just moist is not enough. Bacteria need to eat, too.
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okay. thats what i figured thanks guys.

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