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I have a 33g sitting around, If I add water from my large tank and a filter that has been up for a few months will it be good to go?
 

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Yes it will be fine if you're using an established filter. The most important thing is the filter. You dont need old tank water , just dechlorinate the water. Its all about the filter sponge.
 

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The filter will only help make cycling faster IMO. I would still give it about a week or little bit longer though.
 

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ok, another question is I am going to take the aq110 of my 210 that allready has 2 rena xp2s and an fx5, will taking 1 filter off that tank effect it?
 

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It shouldnt have any negative effects , sounds like you have plenty of filtration going on for that setup.For your 33 gallon, you could add a bunch of plants to help you cycle along the way.As mentioned already , time and patience followed by the 'natural process' is whats best.
 

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It shouldnt have any negative effects , sounds like you have plenty of filtration going on for that setup.For your 33 gallon, you could add a bunch of plants to help you cycle along the way.As mentioned already , time and patience followed by the 'natural process' is whats best.
I agree. Sounds like you have plenty of filtration for the other tank anyways :)
 

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Moving an established filter to a new tank with new water is fine. I've done this lots of times. The only thing you have to make sure is to not add too much fish too fast.
Start with a few fish and observe their behavior and tank params, then add little bit more. Also do around 2 WCs per week for 2-3 weeks and then slow down to 1 WC per week.

Plants certainly help a lot and would advice to move some plants from you other tanks if you have any.
 
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