Cycle question

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  1. yster

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    Maybe this have been coverd before but I can't seem to find anything related to my question, so please excuse my stupidity:lol:

    If you cycle a new tank with an existing DSB from another tank would it be of any possitive effect on the cycle prosess? I assume the cycle period would be much faster with the help of the functioning DSB? And if you use about 50/50 good LR/base rock with the sand in the display sourced from a running tank?

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    Was the dsb disturbed, or moved as is from other system? Will the dsb be a permanent part of the new system or is it just intended go assist with cycling?
     
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    The DSB would be moved as is from the current system as it's to be shut down. The idea of the DSB is to help the cycle start as the tank would be running on a NP reactor(also running/functioning atm) but could be part of the system permanently.
     
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    If moved undisturbed from 1 system to another, it will greatly Benefit speeding up of cycle.
     
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    Add some good bacteria and check NO2 NO3 every second day.
     
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