Aquarium Seeding Material Can Be Obtained From Local Fish Stores, Fish Clubs And Friends

Seeding a new aquarium is the process of transferring nitrifying bacteria from an established aquarium to a new one. Seeding gives the new aquarium a jump start on the cycling process. Aquarium seeding material can be obtained from local fish stores, fish clubs and friends. Be sure there are no infected fish in the tank to make sure the bacteria stay alive. There are two options for seeding a new tank using substrates from an already established aquarium. One way is to distribute the substrates in an even layer on the top of the substrat in the newly set up aquarium. The other method uses a bag made of nylon pantyhose. Sponge filters are ideal for this. They are small, cheap, and easy to move. Power or even canister filters can also be used. It can be used to quickly set up a hospital tank if the need arises. There also are many beneficial bacteria supplements and "bacteria starter" available at pet shops. These will help a new fish go through the nitrogen cycle faster. By adding these boosters together with seeding materials, it will shorten the time it takes for a young aquarium to develop a mature biological filter. . . .

Tags: Fish/ Aquarium/ Bacteria/

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