Silly cycle question

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  1. Mrabkin

    Mrabkin

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    I know this may be a silly question, but gonna ask the elders anyways!;)

    I'm setting up a really small nano/pico tank ( 40 litres total volume).

    If i use sand, water and LR from my existing setup, am i to expect a cycle as i would setting up a new system? only other things "new" would be hardware, filter floss and carbon.

    any ideas?
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    If its LR and sand from an existing tank that has cycled. Then i'd say no need to wait.
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    I can't see any problems, but I would run the tank a day or two at least just to get rid of any chemicals, lubes, dust, etc on the new equipment. Do a water change before adding live stock. You can even add Seachem stability just to be sure.
     
  5. Mrabkin

    Mrabkin Thread Starter

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    coolio, thx guys.

    was surprised not to knw the answer to that one.
     
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    I'm thinking once sand is disturbed going release some nasties ... so going need some cycle time but not like a totally new setup ... very short .... test for your usual nitrates, nitrites ammonia and play it by ear ... I think once you happy with parameters then add livestock but definately be shorter than usual ....
     
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