07-31-2010, 08:24 PM
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I moved them yesterday and today. I used the filter media from my largest tank, gently rinsed decorations from 2 larger tanks, I'm floating the biowheel in hose, used a portion of the gravel as well as new gravel. I spoke with a guy that I trust at a local aquarium store and he mentioned using a good amount of the water from the largest tank to help keep parameters stable, which we also did- all in very careful steps, and so far so good. No ammonia, etc. I'm sure the biowheel is helping since it has 3+ years of gunk on it.
I don't think this was too stressful on the fish, or as low stress as possible anyway. We really did this slowly in planned steps. We carefully checked each tanks parameters and got them to match in temp exactly, and the last thing we did was remove the fish, and put them right into the new tank.
Thank you all for your suggestions.