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Old 11-23-2011, 04:41 AM   #4
touch of sky
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You can use filter media from your other two tanks (if they are healthy) to jumpstart the filter on your new tank. I have found that I can immediately cycle a tank with using sponges from my existing tanks. I generally keep an extra filter running, just to have nicely seeded sponges.

The onion could be a crinum, which is aquatic.
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