01-06-2009, 09:32 PM
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So if I move some of the gravel from the 55 gallon (and I am talking a pretty decent portion, enough to fill 1/3 to 1/2 of the 29 gallon required gravel) and then fill the 29 gallon with water from the 55 would the new 29 gallon be decently matured? I also have an aqua-tech 10-20 gallon bio-filter on one of the 10 gallons, I was going to remove the bio filter part of it and set it inside the new 29 gallon filter system. If I did all of this how long would I need to let it all cycle till I could introduce the pictus. You see, both 10 gallons and the 29 gallon would be in my room and the two 10 gallons is already a big space taker haha. So 3 tanks for an extended period is too much. I am also trying to avoid adding the pictus to the 55, as I have a 22 year old fresh water "shark", which is about 15+ inches. He is pretty docile, but recently we added 3 Koi
fish and they seem to attack the food as soon as it hits the water, so I cant be too careful about how hungry the shark may be...you know?
If there is anyway, I could add the pictus and gourami to the 29 gallon as soon as I got it, I would love to hear it. As I said, I planned on taking the gravel from the 10 gallon and some from the 55 and then all the water would come from the 55 and 10. I would then take the bio filter from the 10 gallon and drop it in the 29 gallon filter system, so all the water passes through it. Could that work?
P.S. are there better ways to catch a pictus? Trying to use a cup is a pain haha