07-04-2012, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by etanico
Thank you all so much! I lied about that being my last question.
So I have the new tank all set up. Water's been conditioned, plants planted, filter started. As a result of the old tank being overstocked and overplanted, it's disgusting. And at this point I don't know which is worse: to put them in the new tank so soon or to let them spend a night with crap and whatever else was under the plants in their old tank?
Should I switch them over early or hope they survive their filthy tank for the night?
This is the first mention of this issue in this thread. If the "new" tank has live plants, depending how many you could move the fish. I'm assuming this involves 4 (of 5) zebra danio, into a 20g planted tank, correct? Do a 50% water change using tap water in the 5g where the fish are now (assuming this tap water is what you used to fill the 20g), let it sit 20-30 minutes, then net over the 4 fish (if temp is same, or it can be warmer in the 20g but not cooler to touch).