11-16-2007, 10:22 AM
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New Tank..how do I transfer everything?
I'm upgrading from a 29 gallon to a 55 gallon. Yipee!! So here's my questions. I only have one spot that I can put the tank so I can't fill the 55 and let it cycle plus I want to use my same substate, plants and everything else in the new tank. So here's my thoughts. Transfer the fish to a 'holding area", take the water, substrate and everything else out of the old tank and put it in the new one. This tank is coming with an undergravel filter, which I've never had before, but I want to run the undergravel filter with my canister. I'm not sure of the rating of the undergravel but the person I'm buying it from used it as his primary filter and my canister is for a 75 gallon. Plus there's no such thing as too much filteration right?
If I'm using all of my old stuff, will it still take a long time to cycle? I have to upgrade because my fav fish Plecy, a pleco, is too big for my 29 gal and I can't get rid of him. BTW, will my 55 big big enough for him? Anyone have any advise since this is my first time I'm upgrading?