cycling a second tank

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10 May 2016 15:54 #1 by CG (K Lynch)
Hi guys (and gals),

I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.
I'm currently cycling a 54 litre tank. I started 8 days ago and I figured I might go fishless.
Later I read that it might cycle quickly if I seeded it with my 26 gallon well established tank so I wrung the gunk from my canister filter into my new tank, I put in some rook that had been in my old tank. I then "fed" the tank with a lot of fish food every night for about 5 days. I checked my reading and they were:
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 0

On Saturday, I was cleaning my filter anyways so I put more gunk in.
I also put an old small filter that I had running in my 26 gallon and continued to feed the tank.
I did a reading today which showed as follows:

ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 2-3

I've read online that seeding a tank can speed up a cycle but could it be that my tank is already cycled?

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10 May 2016 16:01 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Recon it has , but just stock slowly and continue testing , my new 470 coldwater has had the filter media in the pond filter for three weeks so reckon i will be able to complete the cycle in two weeks using a couple of goldfish

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11 May 2016 05:22 #3 by CG (K Lynch)
Replied by CG (K Lynch) on topic cycling a second tank
I'll do another few tests and put two platy's in there and see how they go today.
Thank you, Robert.

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