new tank now what?

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#1
i got a new tank
how do i start it without an extreme cycle i filled the tank and i put in two gallons of water from my other tank that is a hour and a half away.
how long wil it be before i can transfer all of my 20 gallon to this one?
what else do i do?
 
#4
Transfering rock and sand (provided you keep it "alive" for the commute) will aid in speeding up or completely negating a cycle.
You want your old water so that your animals won't be shocked by new water. For cycling purposes, however, it's all about bacteria in the rocks and sand.
 
#5
pull some gravel/sand and rock from the main tank and put in new tank add new sand. Tank will cycle but at a much safer level. I started a 40 from a 20 this way. ammonia went up to .025 nitrite .25 but zero in 3 weeks.
 
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