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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #11
 
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she is super happy! and it JUST fits on her dresser! i mean like it was made of it! lol. *wink wink* she is so excited to see the new tank and it's MASSIVE compared to her old one. now my son is jealous and he wants a "huge" tank too. i am waiting for the tank to settle as i JUST finished putting all the plants in.... and i stirred it back up. lol. so in about an hour *with fingers crossed* it should be picture ready. the new light is also purple. so will have to prob change that one out. i am guessing it is a t8 so that will be fun to mess with again! will have to look at it and see if i have any extra t8 lights i like more then the one that is in it. but can't complain for 50 bucks. got a new filter running along side the old one. and all the old gravel is mixed in with the new. DANG it is STILL a lot of color but it's perfect for marri.... she is in love with all the space. as much as i am. she has been sitting watching the water clear back up and counting all the fish she can now see as it clears. also 2 shrimp have become evident. so at least two of them lived! still need to get more...but 2 is better then nothing right?!
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #12
 
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Awesome! New tanks are fun! Did you pick up some more cereal while you were out too?

Bigger Tank = More Fruity Pebbles
good news.... SHE COULDN'T REACH IT IF SHE WANTED TO! lol. i had to step on a chair just to get there. lol. she can't lift the hood even on a chair. so that is always a perk! wooters!!! i didn't think that it would be so BIG. lol. but i am happy with that.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
 
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so this is the tank today....i am going to be changing the decor later i think. but glad the gravel isn't AS bright..... also fairly happy with the size of my broad leaf pygmy sword plant. :)
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
 
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Looks good! That's substrate? I thought it was fruity pebbles.

So what's going in this new tank?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:56 AM   #15
 
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lol, it's fruity pebbles pretending to be rocks.....:P

it's the same stock as was in marri's tank before. still guppies and red cherry shrimp (by the way counted 8 last night....and 98% sure i have at least one female....so awesome!) and otos. oh and the 2 albino bristle nose pleco babies. they are all accounted for. only one female guppy didn't live...she got stuck on the new filter..... oopers. i have to filters running right as i am trying to colonize the new one. how long should i leave them both running for? some of my guppies are looking like they are running in place near the filter out take there. lol.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #16
 
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I've been told it can take 4 to 6 weeks to establish a filter that way, at least that's what I was told when I added a second tank to my aquarium. But I'm sure someone else knows better than I do.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #17
 
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that sucks. i put some dirty media in there trying to give it a head start. how do you know when it is ready? that is my question.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:44 AM   #18
 
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When I set up the new puffer tank I used bags of substrate from an establish tank (put them in nylons) and used an establish sponge in the new filter.

I knew it was ready because the ammonia and nitrites were zero, but there were nitrates.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #19
 
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You could put a lot of the old filter media in the new tank's filter without impacting the old tank much at all. The beneficial bacteria is present in larger volume in the substrate and other surfaces in the tank. The cycling is a matter of preference in my opinion. Plenty of live fast growing plants, appropriate water changes and, gradual stocking is my approach.
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You could put a lot of the old filter media in the new tank's filter without impacting the old tank much at all. The beneficial bacteria is present in larger volume in the substrate and other surfaces in the tank. The cycling is a matter of preference in my opinion. Plenty of live fast growing plants, appropriate water changes and, gradual stocking is my approach.
well i just upgraded this tank. it used to be a 10 gallon but as of yesterday it is now a 30. i am running both the old and new fitler. have some old media in the new one to help it along, and used ALL the gravel, ordiments and water from the old tank into the new one.
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