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Re: Keeping Quarantine Tank Filter Media in a Planted Tank

>Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 08:34:38 -0600 (MDT)
>From: George Booth <booth at lvld_agilent.com>
>Subject: Re: Keeping Quarantine Tank Filter Media in a Planted Tank

>Thanks to all for the "rapid cycling" hints but that won't work in our case. If
>we buy new fish, it's usually on the spur of the moment and 4 days or two weeks
>cycling time won't help. Also we only have three large tanks set up and all use
>trickle filters; we have no cycled sponges available and don't plan on adding
>sponge filters to these tanks.
>George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
>  http://www.frii.com/~booth/AquaticConcepts

Maybe 2 years ago was an article in the German DATZ by a research biologist (Beate R Sellner?) on
nitrification. Some of the conclutions were that the bacteria ( she mentioned some 30-40 species )
are all very sensitive to lightamount/hardness/pH/oxygen-/ammonium-/ammonia/nitrite-/nitrateconcentrations/temperature.
So, when trying to seed from one tank to another, many of the bacteria probably dies and have to be replaced by new growth.
Mvh, Ole
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