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Old 11-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #1 
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updating tanks - recycle water from old one?

I decided to take the plunge to a divided 10gal tank for my two bettas (upgrade from 2.5). What do you guys do when upgrading tanks? Do you recycle water from the old tank to the new one to get some beneficial bacteria in there?

Do you use the same gravel?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #2 
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The bacteria isn't in the water as much as it is on the gravel/plants/decorations in the cycled tank. I would use new water, but use gravel/plants/decorations from the old.
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When I upgraded I used new water but didn't use the same gravel. I used all the same decorations but I rinsed them in warm water first.
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