05-27-2009, 02:22 AM
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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.