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Old 07-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #1 
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Betta Tank Upsize

I have 2 Betta's each one is in a 1.5g tank and I am getting each of them new 5g Fluval Chi tanks. Is it necessary to go through the whole new tank cycle in the 5g or can I just use the water, substrate and sponge filter material in the 1.5g tanks and add 3.5g of new treated water?
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #2 
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If you use the substrate and sponge filter media then you shouldn't have a cycle, or you'll just have a mini cycle. Transfering the water won't matter because almost none of the beneficial bacteria lives in the water.
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