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Old 05-12-2008, 10:37 PM   #1 
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A new tank!

We've finally been able to get a new 10 gallon tank for our Frank! We got a new filter, air pump, heater, thermometer and stuff! I'm so excited. When we change tanks can we use the gravel from the first tank because it's already cycled or do we get new gravel and start over? I can't wait for Frank to have a huge home to himself!!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:38 PM   #2 
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no the gravel is reusable just rinse them off :D
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:49 PM   #3 
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Don't rinse it off! I definitely recommend moving the gravel from the smaller tank to the bigger one to help it cycle. Also, using the same decorations, plants, filter media, and even water from the old tank to help seed the new one. This can work wonders in speeding up your cycle. Rinsing off the gravel will just rinse away any beneficial bacteria.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #4 
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unless the fish had a disease or somethin, dont rinse it off.

If not then yeah, re-use the old gravel.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #5 
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thats what I did..use the old gravel, no rinsing
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:10 PM   #6 
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It will definitely help you cycle your tank, but it won't do it entirely. While it's a great thing to do, I'd definitely recommend still watching your tank for any spikes in ammonia or nitrites.
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