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Old 01/11/2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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Depending on how you move it, the cycle could take much longer than a week. I bought an established tank and it took me a month and quite a few water changes to get my parameters back in check . I think the biggest factor involved here would be how you move your sand bed, and how much it gets disturbed. I'll let someone else chime in, but you might be better off starting with new sand, and using a cup or two of the old one to seed it. If that tank has been up for a long time, you risk releasing a lot of bad things back into the water once it's moved.


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