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Megan
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Username: jacksonsmom25

Post Number: 668
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:13 am:       

can I use a already cycled FW filter for a new SW tank, so I don't have to cycle the SW tank?
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patm
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Username: patm

Post Number: 265
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 05:13 pm:       

I believe the freshwater and saltwater bacteria needed to help cycle a tank are different, so a freshwater filter would be no good. Your best bet for an accelerated cycle would be some live rock or sand from an established saltwater tank.

-Pat
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Megan
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Username: jacksonsmom25

Post Number: 669
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 07:40 pm:       

Thanks Pat, after doing some reading, I did indead find out that the bacteria is different, amoung the many other tid bits I had no clue about.
Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

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