12-12-2013, 02:02 PM
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I really like your tank. Tall tanks are visually striking and if you are careful with stockimg you can make that tank work. Angelfish like a tall tank because they do a lot of vertical movements. Do not overstock though because tall tanks have a smaller surface area than longer omes do. Exchange of gasses through contact with air is essential for stable tank. Instead of trade in or sell, I would reccommend to get another tank for qt/hospital and keep your tall.
Water from old tank will not help cycle. The bacteria that stabilize your tank and prevent water quality issues colonize solid surfaces such as filter media, gravel, the glass of your tank and rocks/decorations.
Thank you for helping these troubled fish.
Also, regarding the siphon, I use a piece of garden hose 15' long with mesh zip tied over the end that goes in the tank. Other end to a drain then start the siphion. The water shoots out so fast you'll have to be careful not to drain too much from your tank. For filling I still do it dinosaur style with buckets because I like to treat the water outside of the tank before adding.
Last edited by rsskylight04; 12-12-2013 at 02:08 PM..