New Tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-17-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
New Member
New Tank

Well this is my second time on a forum but its been so long it all new to me again. Hopefully I don't mess anything up haha. And nice to meet you all. Anyways... I just upgraded from my 10 gallon tank, that I have had for 1-2 years, to a new 20 gallon tank. The ten gallon was given to me so I never had to go out and buy anything cycle it, so my three questions are:

1) If I use water from the old cycled tank how long will it take to get cycled.

2) When can I start to add starter fish?

3) How many watts do I need the heater to be on a 20 gal?
Sakana is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 06-17-2010, 06:51 PM
bearwithfish's Avatar
ok most important.. WELCOME :) glad you came back to the fold LOL....
second old water is just that old water and will not have any particular benifits to yur new syaytem... i take that this was a salt water 10 gallon so you know most of what you need to alredy, However< me being the pain that i am would suggest you start here then after that i would say for a 20 gallon a hundred watt heater would be fine..... thats what i use in all of mine

Back in the Game!!! Live Bearers in a 40 Breeder
bearwithfish is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Pasfur's Avatar
Moving the sand and live rock from the 10 gallon to the 20 gallon will go a very long way to seed the new tank. In fact, you may not even have a cycle at all. I would transfer it all over, then add an additional 8 to 10 pounds of live or dry rock.

What are your livestock plans for the new tank?
Pasfur is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-17-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
It is actually a freshwater tank. And I suppose by livestock you mean fish? I though about trying some angels or barbs since I have done livebearers, zebra danios, neons, and even some krib chiclids.
Sakana is offline  

aquarium , tank

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome