08-03-2012, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by eaturbyfill
@thekoimaiden: It will be a couple weeks before we get the fishies, since we need to switch the substrate to sand for the Corys. You know my situation, so that's why it's directed towards you, but answers from anyone are welcome. They will be in the tank that Comet is in. If I run the 20g filter with the one in the 75g, will it keep the bacteria alive long enough until we get more fish? If not, I have a cycled Betta tank filter of the same size cartridge, it would just be easier to continue to use the one that is in it.
What order should I add the fish if I go with:
1 Honey Gourami
Thanks! I have no idea what order would be best.
Definitely put the 20 gal filter on the 75 gal tank. Goldfish produce more then enough ammonia to keep the filter well "feed." When the new fish come in just take the filter and put it on the community tank. When this time does come to remove the 20 gal filter, keep and eye on the parameters in the goldfish tank.
As for the order of fish I would add the rasboras first. Let the tank mature for about a month and then add the gourami. Pygmy cories are sensitive, so I would wait at least another 2-3 months before adding them. Not only does the tank need to be fully cycled, but it also needs to be mature for them to prosper. Hope this all works out!!