09-29-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jpmarini3
Thanks everyone. Byron you are saying put the aquaclear (bacteria loaded filter), new filter( a bio wheel 280), and add the 3 fish to the 55 at same time? The 3 fish are a krib, pictus, and flying fox.
So I would have the two filters (one old, one new) in the 55. I am not continuing the 35 G, sorry for any confusion.
I was not planning on squeezing the sponge into the 55. I figured letting it run through would be enough.
Yes on the filters. Do not rinse the existing filter, just move it over intact. Any wood, rock, decor in the existing 35g can also be moved over unwashed and bacteria will be on that too. Make sure the new tank is dechlorinated first. What I do is when the substrate is in, I fill the tank and add dechlorinator. Then move over the filter, decor, plants, whatever. Provided the parameters (hardness, pH and temp) are roughly the same, fish can be netted into the new tank after the afore-mentioned.