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Old 02-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #11 
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Using the water from the cycled tank honestly won't make a big difference. There isn't much beneficial bacteria in the water. However, using substrate, filter media or plants from the cycled tank will, as these things do house BB. :)
Was just going to say this.. the water alone isn't going to give you anything.. bacteria sticks to the items in the tank, there is none in the water.
It does not jump start the process, and one can add fish into a newly set up tank with no ill side effects without using old water :)

So I would toss in a rock or a small portion of gravel to help properly jump start the bacteria..
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #12 
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Correction!

The substrate(gravel,sand)wll cycle it faster, as that is where the bacteria is most abundant.
OK, so I guess we are going to start getting snippy about this.

'Correction' is way out of line! This is saying your totally right and I am totally wrong. BAAAAMP! Thanks for playing our game.

I said this was my experiences and I gave the results that happened. I have been keeping assorted fish for over 10 years and I only report my experiances and my extensive research.

There are no 100% answers that work the same for everyone. Each situation is unique in some way so every experience can be different!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #13 
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Thanks everyone for the advise. I'm going to be doing my. Cycle with a betta in the tank as OFL advised in her thread on betta specific cycle.
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