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Seeding new canister filters?

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Hi there,

I am in the process of setting up a new tank and have gone with two fx6's pretty much filled with marine pure. In the past I have waited for the nitrogen cycle to do its own thing but I'm considering trying "seeding" this time. This is the plan: I have well used canister that I haven't cleaned for a couple of months (on purpose) I was going to soak the new media in the dirty canister water for a day or two hoping to transfer the bacteria. My question is will this work or am I going to have to use some old media in the new filters for a few weeks?

Thanks in advance for your help :)

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