Breeding Tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-11-2010, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Breeding Tank

Hi this is my first thread I've set up on this

I currently use a 60 Litre tank as my community tank but for breeding or sick fish I have a 12 Litre tank. Do I just simply add some water from my main tank into it and some tap water or is there something else I should do?

Thanks in Advance

Darren is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 11-11-2010, 03:19 PM
thefishboy's Avatar
Do you have a filter and heater in the tank?? It is a good idea to have it set up with the filter and heater to.. Water from and established tank deosnt reallt help it is the hard surfaces in the tank that hold the bacteria, eg plants gravel ornaments glass etc.

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

R.I.P Saphire You'll always be in my heart

thefishboy is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-11-2010, 08:30 PM
small fry's Avatar
Well, if you are thinking about cycleing your new tank with old tank water I have heard that it is not effective. Although this has worked twice in my personal expirence, I would not use this as a reliable method to cycle a tank. I have heard that when it comes to new tanks, you have to cycle them. Confusing, right?

I don't see any harm in useing old tank water in a new tank. The good bacteria colonies are at the gravel and the filter cartridge, though. Just don't forget to de-chlorinate the water coming from your tap.

Hope this helps!

(Edit; sorry thefishboy, I didn't see your post until after I wrote mine)

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)

Last edited by small fry; 11-11-2010 at 08:32 PM.
small fry is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-12-2010, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Thanks guys. See for electricity costs I don't have the 25L running all the time. So as an emergency what would I do to make it suitable for the fish being placed in it?

Darren is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Chicklet's Avatar
I personally would use already cycled water from an existing tank V/s new water,
It's less stressful on the fish, and they go right to the same conditioned water as they were use too.

As for your filter,
If you can't keep an extra filter running in your main tank for the occasion you need it.
Then simple steal a small amount of media from the already established tank,

(I keep extra floss in all my filters for just this type of thing, Gives me an instant cycle so long as you don't overstock the intended new tank.

Sometimes you can get whats called "a Mini cycle"
when transfering media from one filter to another to set a new tank up,

However Using already established water from your main cycled tank along with the extra filter media will lower the chances of a mini cycle from ever happening, ,
Personally Doing the filter media and stealing water from an already cycled tank I have always gotten instant cycles, The only time I ever got mini cycles is when I didn't use already cycled tank water from a pre existing tank.

Always in NEED & looking for more Tanks!

Last edited by Chicklet; 11-12-2010 at 09:03 AM.
Chicklet is offline  

breeding , sick fish , tank

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeder tank breeding cichlidfan45 Fish Breeding 5 10-10-2010 01:52 AM
Breeding behavior in new tank (?) Brent Fish Breeding 2 04-20-2010 07:05 PM
My Guppy Breeding tank Radlations Fish Breeding 7 01-21-2007 04:44 PM

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