Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, Canada
Are you saying to put gravel in the QT? What I was planning on doing was taking the second filter (AC 50) off my main tank and adding it to a 10 gallon tank with a barebottom. Would this not work since the filter already has bacteria in it just wouldn't have any substrate. Its kinda like what OP was saying but the filter I have is already going.
That will work, but make sure your other tank doesn't go through a mini cycle when you take off the ac50. Lots of people have bare bottom qts, seems like the way to go for a few reasons.
Ash what do you mean you have never added ammonia to your cycles?
Maybe im confused but it sounds like your saying to seed the qt and the just let everything run for a couple weeks...wouldnt the bb just die off without an ammonia source?
Last edited by shambhalove.; 03-16-2013 at 12:25 PM.