Using sponge filter from outside pond to help cycle tank

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  1. Dougm

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    I have 2 large sponge filters doing duty in a small pond for the last 3 months successfuly. Woudl i be able to use one in my new tank setup to help cycle quicker ? Does the same nitrifyiing bactaria live in a pond as a tank needs ?
     
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    As it's both fresh water, I would say yes.

    But am not sure I would do it.
    The outdoor filter may have all sorts of other parasites that you wouldn't want to infect your new tank with
     
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    that was my concern yes ..couple small goldfish seeminly ok in the pond but never know whats lurking in that water
     
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    Just get some stability and test for ammonia.water changes as required.too much risk bringing in a filter from a pond.

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