Canister to sump questions

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We got a 5yr established 75g tank about 5mo ago, just set up a sump finally. There's pretty much nothing in the sump, a filter sock a couple small rocks and some filter media between the baffles. My question is, can I just remove the canister now? Wait a week? I mean there's nothing to "seed" but it feels weird just taking it off.

Question 2, that canister is going on a 29g, that has been cycling with all new sand/dry rock for a little over a week, added about 2oz of Dr Tim's on day 1 and another 2oz on day 5 and prime every day... is it safe to assume adding that canister would instantly cycle that tank?? The tank reads no ammonia/nitrites and about 10 nitrates.

Thanks for any help/advice
 
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Why would you use a canister on a tank that's ready for a sump?
The canister is what the 75g has been running on for 5yrs, we added the sump yesterday, now I'd like to move the 5yr old canister to a new 29gal. We currently have the canister still running alongside the new sump
 
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Why not place the canister biomedia in the sump for at least a bit?
I'd like to use it on the 29g. We ended up with a "surprise" scorpion fish that I'm dying to get in his own tank! I just don't want to jeopardize the 75g trying to hurry things along.
 

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