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post #1 of 4 Old 04-11-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: New 90 gal

Ok so...... as many of you know i had purchased a 90 gal tank and stand.. and have been debating on the remaining accessories.... i just got back from the LFS with the following:

Eheim classic 2217 $211
Hagen Glo T5 HO Lighting System - Double - 48 $150
2 Life-Glo 48" HO t5 bulbs
50 lbs of small gravel $46
Aqueon 150W heater $46

this will all be added to the other 50 lbs of gravel and the other 150w marineland heater....

any suggestions for actually moving the fish over? i dont have room to run both tanks together... do i need the water? the guy at the LFS said i dont need to move any water. i will be moving all the gravel and placing my old filter cartridges in a nylon bag to put into the new tank....
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-11-2010, 05:34 PM
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Your LFS was right in stating that you don't need the water. Your biofilter doesn't live in the water column but rather in and around the substrate, filter, etc.
How exciting to be setting up a new tank!!

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-11-2010, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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im very excited! i cant wait to start breaking down the 45 and setting up the 90!!! wish i could have both! but just dont have the room in our apartment...

like i said, im moving all the gravel and will place the old filter cartridges into a nylon bag and place that into the new tank for.... a week?

is there anything else i should know or do?
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-13-2010, 12:19 AM
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If you move the cartridges without putting any fish in the new tank, the bacteria on the cartridges will die. You basically need to provide a constant supply of ammonia. So basically, you only want to move your filter media when you move the fish themselves.

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