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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2013, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
Moving 29 Gallon into 55 Gallon

I'm going to be moving all of my plants and fish from an established 29 gallon tank into a new 55 gallon tank. Filter, driftwood, plants, etc. will all be going from the 29 gallon into the new 55.

I will be changing the substrate from gravel to sand so the substrate will NOT be transferred into the new tank.

Should I be worried about a mini cycle or an ammonia spike since I will have a new substrate?

What da ya guys think?


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2013, 08:20 PM
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I've upgraded tanks and swapped substrates and all that - never had a problem. I dosed with prime for a few days as a precaution and fasted the fish. I do suggest that you fast the fish for a few days after you do everything - there's no need to add to the bioload while your tank is playing catch up. Minicycles don't last long - don't feed, dose with Prime (or similar product) and throw in a water change or two and it'll all be past you in no time.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-23-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Thanks again for your input Jaysee.

Prime, fish on a diet for 3 days, and a couple water changes it is.
Can't wait to get the bigger tank up and running.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
I made the move yesterday morning. Dosed with prime right after adding the water. Just did an ammoia test using the Master Test Kit from API.


So far so good.

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