02-25-2007, 03:53 AM
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The way I see it, is you're going to have to break the 55 gallon tank down anyway to move it, so what's the point in starting it now? You said that you are only moving 15 minutes away so it's not going to be that big of a deal to transport the fish. Have you tried asking the people who are in the new home now if they'll let you advance with an aquarium? (Never know, you just might get lucky.)
This is kind of a long shot, but you can probably drain some of your current aquarium water into 1 gallon jugs and move some of it that way instead of losing all the goodies and it will even make the new 55 gallon tank cycle faster.
If you are using new gravel in the new 55 gallon tank, then I would say go ahead and cycle it. You can at least get that gravel and maybe a new filter cycled by then. Otherwise, it sounds like pantie hoes and tuperware.