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    Hello all!! I am new to this hobbie, 3 1/2 months in. I have a 125 gal. Aquarium with a bio filter, sump, and protein skimmer. Tons of live rock and sand. A friend of the family had a 250 gal tank set up for 5+ years, and then decided to devote all of her time into rrehabilitate exotic birds that have been abused. She has a big heart. She sold all of her fish and I took all of her sand and live rock. My question is, even though this is all brand new to me the LR and substrate are still considered well established, correct? It would be like moving their house, not starting from scratch, right? I hope im making some kind of sense!! Lol. Thanks guys! ;0)
     
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    Are you running new water or did you move a large amount 40% or so of the water from her setup?
     
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    I used a little bit of her water, maybe 30%. I guess that would make a difference, huh?
     
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    Yeah, you may see a small cycle due to stirring up the sand and any die off from the LR being exposed to air.
    What do you mean by a bio filter?

    Oh and welcome to Living reefs!
     
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    Welcome to LR!

    Yes if all the live rock and sand was in a running tank and not dry then you just simply brought established rock into your tank. As @Aquarian said the sand being stirred may cause a small cycle but you should be ok.
     
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