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Got new 125 gallon tank to move tropheus into. Can I move 50 percent water from old tank twice into new tank to make the process faster? Just curious thanks
 

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Moving water will do you no good as far as cycling the tank. You will need to move some filter media, maybe some substrate, rocks, decor etc.
 

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Okay so if I move two large sponge filters into the tank tank get them going will help.they been in with tropheus tank for 6 months with large back filter
 

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Okay so if I move two large sponge filters into the tank tank get them going will help.they been in with tropheus tank for 6 months with large back filter
If you have two large sponge filters from an already cycled tank, fill the 125 and bring it up to temp, then move the sponge filters into the 125.

Hopefully the filters are good and nasty (dirty)

When you put them in the 125, squeeze them out repeatedly.

I mean like a dozen times or more per filter.

Your water should cloud up pretty good (brown)

Then hook up the air to them ... :thumb:
 

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Just remember the tank you are removing the filters from lose part of their beneficial bacteria.
 
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