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post #1 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Moving fish to larger tank today!


I'm home all day today, to move my 8 Cardinal Tetras and 2 GBR's and 2 ammano shrimp over to a larger tank I bought with a stand on CL.

I'm a bit worried about doing this, as the GBR's are sensitive fish, and I'll be sick if they were to die because of this move. Wish me luck! I'll posts pics of the new tank set up when I'm done. Here's my plan. I've already washed playsand to add to this tank.

Put fish in a 5 gal bucket, with small heater
Take out plants, and move them to new tank
Add existing tank sand to new tank
Add clean RO water
Syphon the old tank water into new tank
move filter media to larger filter
Add fish

I've already found a buyer for my "old" tank and stand.

Gwen

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Awesome! Plan sounds good to me. What size tanks? In a few weeks I will be moving from a 10 to a 30, I'm pretty pumped. Good luck with the move!

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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Awesome! Plan sounds good to me. What size tanks? In a few weeks I will be moving from a 10 to a 30, I'm pretty pumped. Good luck with the move!

I'm moving from a 23 gal (flat back hex) to a 30 gallon. It looks so much larger, because it has a flat front, unlike the current tank, with it's angles in front. Great for you, that you're moving from a 10 to 30! Nice large change.

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post #4 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 09:33 AM
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Good luck Gwen. Your plan sounds like a good one. Looking forward to pics. of the new tank.

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post #5 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 09:35 AM
Thats great. The angles on the Hex tanks always threw me off, lol. I cannot wait to get started on my move. Still have to build a stand though. Good luck, and I know this goes without saying, but keep us posted!

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #7 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm done! The fish show no signs of stress. The tank is still a bit cloudy, but should clear up over next few hours. New washed playsand added to sand that was already in previous tank. Should have enough good bacteria, with saving all the filter media. I also still need to put a black background on the back, so you can't see the equipment. Here's some pictures.

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post #8 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 04:13 PM
Looks great Gwen!

30 gallon:
6 Harlequin Rasbora
2 Bolivian Rams (1M/1F)
4 Corydoras Melanistius
2 Peppered Cory
1 Sunburst Platy (M)
1 Guppy (M)
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post #9 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 04:20 PM
That's great news!

Really like the sand.
Are you happy with the aquascape?

Just food for thought....I asked because it feels like something is missing.
You've got some great wood and I wonder how it would look if the wood piece you have in the right corner was just off center left as a focal point. Then the smaller wood piece angular off to the right slightly rear, but not in the corner - plants arranged accordingly.

Footnote: it's always interesting how we all have a somewhat personal sense of balance and symmetry.
In the end, your tank is your show.

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-27-2011, 04:28 PM
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Looking good Gwen!
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