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How long to seed new tank w/old filter?

I am seeding my new 25g and Eheim 2215 with the HOB from a well-established 5g. How long do I need to keep this ugly old HOB on my new tank until I can consider the new tank and filter seeded?

Also, how long until this new tank can be considered "mature" and/or "stable"? Right now it has 5 danios but I'm not sure how long I need to wait before adding more sensitive species. (Assuming cycling goes well-- I will be monitoring water parameters of course.)
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I would leave both filters running for at least two weeks, and then remove the hob, watch you paramaters closely and change water as necessary if you get a spike. Don't add to much more bio load to soon.
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I'll add once cycled (aprox 2 weeks) your filter and tank will be acclimated to your present stock.SO, stock slowly to allow additional bacteria to grow also.
Are you planning on doing any QT to new fish?

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Yes, at least 2 weeks. I try to go a month, just to be sure.


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