Becoming - 55 gallon tank upgrade - Page 7 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 645Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 828 Old 09-09-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Who, ME?!

I NEVER buy cheap Viagra! Or the other. . .ahhh, enhancements that the spammers insist I need. I really have never quite figured out why they send me those E-mails in the first place!

Must have given someone the wrong impression somewhere along the line, lol!
Mikaila31 likes this.
Chesh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 828 Old 09-09-2012, 06:35 PM
Member
 
dave56's Avatar
 
I get those spam messages all the time to. They think I have a mental disorder. They are kinda right, just a little crazy.
dave56 is offline  
post #63 of 828 Old 09-09-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Crazy for FISHES!!!
Mikaila31 likes this.
Chesh is offline  
post #64 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 04:01 AM
Member
 
SpookyTooth's Avatar
 
I leave the topic for 12 hours and everyone is discussing viagra! LOL!

I still can't get over the beauty of the aquarium, it's given me some wonderful ideas for Kaze's 14gal so thank you Chesh

"There will come a time when three words uttered with charity and meekness shall receive a far more blessed reward than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit."
SpookyTooth is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to SpookyTooth For This Useful Post:
Chesh (09-10-2012)
post #65 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookyTooth View Post
I leave the topic for 12 hours and everyone is discussing viagra! LOL!
It just. . . happened! *giggle* OBVIOUSLY, we need your calming influence to keep us in line. When the cat's away. . .

Spooks, your 14 gallon project is so awesome! Kaze is going to be the HAPPIEST fish in the world (under your care, I suspect he may already be, lol!)! If you have managed to glean even a shred of inspiration from my tank(s), I am proud (and honored) to have been able to help you along your way. I can't wait to watch that tank come together and grow!
Chesh is offline  
post #66 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Okay guys, it's QUESTION TIME!!!

Just wanting to get some opinions on this. . .

This tank was set up with an insane amount of established media, so I'm thinking that this is probably a moot point, but y'all know how cautious I am when it comes to my babies - especially since the critters in this tank are so sensitive to flux in parameters. . . Rams, Kuhli's, and wild-caught Dwarf Tetra. . .

I started with the 2 HOB filters and ALL of the media from BOTH tanks that these fish came from originally (minus a few plants). I set up the new canister filter using media from ONE of those HOB filters, so now am down to one. I think I'll leave the 'extra' HOB on the tank for a week *maybe* two just to make sure that the new canister is well on it's way to having a thriving bacterial colony - but I'm SO ready to be DONE with HOBs on this tank, and I really could put it to use on the Molly tank. How long do you guys think I should leave it alone and let things settle before moving it?

On the one hand, I really think that there is enough bacteria IN the tank already, not to mention the fact that the floating and stem plants should be easily able to handle any cycle flux that could possibly occur. . . but on the other - I'd rater err on the side of caution. I'd be truly devastated to cause any of my babies harm! I think I'm going to give things one more week (two full weeks from setup) before I get rid of the 2nd HOB. . .

Whatcha think?
Mikaila31 likes this.
Chesh is offline  
post #67 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Member
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
Jes is the fiser media the only thing you used front the other tanks? I mean other turn plants of coarse. I would personally leave it for at least another week just to be on the safe side. If this is the case. You know there are more beneficial bacteria in/on the substrate and rocks/decor then in the filter media itself which is why I was asking.

Boredomb is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Boredomb For This Useful Post:
Chesh (09-10-2012)
post #68 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Thanks for your input John! And yes. . . That's why I think I'm okay, either way. There IS more bacteria in the tank than in the filter(s) and I moved over ALL of the substrate and most of the plants, plus the real driftwood from the 29g and the 20g (there was a plastic piece from the 20 that was left behind, and most of the rocks are new, but there really should be enough bacteria IN the tank itself so that the filter shouldn't make much of a difference either way. Plus the media from one of the HOB filters is IN the canister, so. . . I'd really only be removing the media from ONE established filter :) I think I'll let things settle in for another week anyway - JUST to be on the safe side. . . I worry too much!
Mikaila31 likes this.
Chesh is offline  
post #69 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Member
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
We'll being that case and how well planted it is I would put that HOB on another tank then. It should be Ok but how long has this tank being running for?

Boredomb is offline  
post #70 of 828 Old 09-10-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
The 55 has only been set up since September 1st - I'm going to give the HOB at least another week, I think. The 29g was up since February, and the 20g had been up for 2 months. . . You're right. It'd *probably* be fine if I did it now. But a week should be better, right!?
Mikaila31 likes this.
Chesh is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
150 Gallon Bichir Tank (Upgrade from 75) Sanguinefox Freshwater Journals 579 08-05-2013 10:03 AM
10 gallon shrimp tank upgrade dtrea2662 Invertebrates 1 04-16-2012 06:02 PM
30 gallon to 70 gallon Query. (Cheap Upgrade) zaitmi Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 12-09-2009 03:26 AM

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