I am just about to start up a new tank and was wondering if gravel from a cycled tank would be good to put in the media containers on an emperor 400?
Can I use gravel from the other tank as permenant media? Or should I remove it at some point?Powder said:do it it already has bacteria in it i put some new gravel in mine to weigh it down I also used foam hair curlers in the media baskets which has been working great
so its a great way to start a new tank cuts cycling time down
Ok, i'm gonna add about 20 guppies in there tommorow to help it out. Also I'll put my cycled gravel in the media baskets, might add something else in there too.Powder said:no u can leave it in the baskets if u take it out u will lose the bacteria that has grown so leave it in there and use as much of your old gravel as you can for substrate in your new tank
Its a 75 gallon tank. I put 3 tiger barbs, 5 black mollies, and 2 guppies in there. Also I added gravel from my old aquarium into one of the media containers and for the other container I think I'll just look around the house to see what kinda've crap my gf has that will work good in therePowder said:20 maybe too much i would try 10 but it depends on tank size if its 55 or smaller 10....75 or bigger 20 will be ok