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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Using substrate from 1 tank to another

Is it good to use 1 substrate from 1 planted tank to another...

I am setting up a new planted tank and removing the old 1 as its a low tech tank and i am rescaping a mew 1......so i was planning to use the same substrate from old tank to new 1....how good it is to do so?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 11:20 PM
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If it's an inert material, I see no reason why you can't rinse it and put it in the new tank. If it is dirt I would get new dirt and mix in some of the old to help you cycle the new tank. You are going to lose the biological filtering in the substrate temporarily, but I assume you'll also have your old filter for that. You should definately transfer whatever bio material you are using in your current filter.
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