Hi AFT team. I've had quite a lot of experience with breeding/housing fish over the years. I currently have 2 outdoor ponds, a small 2ft guppie fry tank and a large frog tank with 6 natives housed. Looking now to get a 4×2×2 tank for my daughter's 8th birthday. She's been begging for a turtle for 2 years. My question is, can I cycle the new tank this month and kickstart the cycle with the pre-existing beneficial bacteria from my other various ponds/tanks in preparation for her birthday in September? That way l can watch all water changes/test for spikes etc before bringing home a new pal? She's already picked names out "shelly" haha oh the pun! I'm experienced with frogs, guppies (they're easy) and actively bred African cichlids for years. (They are fun.) I've information overloaded on all threads for care/precautions etc involved with raising new turtles. My next question would be do I have enough experience to warrent raising a Macleay? Only wanting one for all obvious reasons I knew prior to signing up to this forum 2 turtles is a big no no. If not a Macleay, which would be my best bet forward (short neck.) I have ample duckweek and elodea and various other plants growing plus actively breed guppies and have lots of fry in my grow out tank. The kids and I love going down to our local creek and catching the water bugs and fish with our shrimp net as well. (My son loves them in the frog tank water to watch) so we are equipped to catch live food for the enjoyment. Really looking for to this journey. Thanks so much, Jasmine.