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Old 05-27-2009, 02:22 AM   #11
 
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Hmm sounds like you're already rolling along, but if it were me, I would have just moved the filter from the old tank to the new one. Fill it up, and bam, you've got a cycled tank. The filter from the old tank will be able to handle the bioload of the fish from the old tank. Over time you can increase the number of fish and the bacteria will multiply and colonize the new filter to take on any additional bioload. Some would say "then you can remove the old filter after the new one is thoroughly seeded" but I say "why not just leave it there?" The more filtration the merrier.

Are you planning on keeping angelfish in this tank? Platies might work, but guppies seem like delicious, delicious angelfish snacks to me.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:59 AM   #12
 
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I would agree with batman if getting rid of the other tank isyour aim. Personally,, I would use the smaller tank as quarantine tank for any new fish you might be considering for the new tank. This would mean both tanks will need biological filter. This would also decrease the chance of introducing disease to the new tank from new fish. Others might recommend a small rubbermaid tub or ten gal tank for quarantine tank but you already have one up and running albeit larger. Always quarantine new fish. I can think of little more frustrating than to wait patiently for tank to mature ,,only to have disease or parasite present itself with addition on new fish.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:43 AM   #13
 
I did set it up like that, instead of one filter I used 4 used pads I had here and all the rocks with their yummy bacteria all over em. the ONLY thing I didnt trasnfer over was the mopani wood cause of the tannins.

I have a 10g QT tank in my utility room already.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:05 AM   #14
 
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I did set it up like that, instead of one filter I used 4 used pads I had here and all the rocks with their yummy bacteria all over em. the ONLY thing I didnt trasnfer over was the mopani wood cause of the tannins.

I have a 10g QT tank in my utility room already.
Ahhh this is good!
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #15
 
funny thing is its got like 26 watts on it and its bare, oh man I am gonna get my MTS's all big and fat off that before the fry go in and new hood goes on.
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