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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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instant cycle

hello all
quick question
Im redoing my 20 gallon and i collected 10 gallons of water from the well established tank. I have changed the substrate and gave it a quick clean. I have been able to obtain some super red kribs but pick up is tomorrow. If i use the same uncleaned filter media and bio wheel with the 10 gallons of old water should the tank settle in or will i still experience the amonia spikes. The tank is heavily planted with java fern, xmas and singapore moss.
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i have done something very much like this in the past and have had no problems even on none planted tanks
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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your totally fine. The water mass that your changing... you've pretty much got a fully established tank right there.

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