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Robbin48 06-09-2013 08:48 PM

Moving fish tank to tank ??
 
I have an established 37 g tall and an established 75 g. My 37 is getting full (lots of diamond tetra babies) and want to move the diamonds to the 75. Do they have to be acclimated to the new tank (how would you do that?) and do you move them all at once?

Thanks for any help with this....

GwenInNM 06-09-2013 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Robbin48 (Post 2285594)
I have an established 37 g tall and an established 75 g. My 37 is getting full (lots of diamond tetra babies) and want to move the diamonds to the 75. Do they have to be acclimated to the new tank (how would you do that?) and do you move them all at once?

Thanks for any help with this....

If the water parameters are the same, I would avoid the stress of acclimating them and put them right over to the tank you want to move them to. If they aren't the same, you can acclimate them in 20-30 minutes, tops.

Gwen

Robbin48 06-09-2013 10:49 PM

thanks Gwen..:-D

The parameters are the same so that sounds like a plan...

jaysee 06-10-2013 12:16 AM

I do not acclimate when I move fish from tank to tank - I just throw them in.

AbbeysDad 06-10-2013 01:34 PM

I agree...if you manage the tanks the same so the water quality is nearly the same AND the temperature is pretty much the same, you can safely move fish from one tank to another. Acclimation (preferably drip) is really important when the water is, or may be very different...in pH, hardness or other aspects of quality. This gives the fish a better chance to slowly acclimate to the change(s).
In a tank to tank move where the water is basically the same, it's really not necessary.

Sanguinefox 06-10-2013 03:51 PM

As long as the temp is the same and the conditions of the water are the same (and from the sound of it, it should be) you should be fine moving fish from one to the other. If the fish are in separate areas of the house I'd suggest to try get them into a small enough container for transport and then simply submerge the container into the bigger tank and let the fish swim out.

That said, be wary if you are moving fry. Fry are often a lot more sensitive to sudden changes and if you are moving them over doing an accumulation is a good step just to make sure they make the the transition well.

Robbin48 06-10-2013 11:56 PM

The tanks are in the same room and everything should be the same as it can get. Now onto catching the little darlings!

Thanks for the help everyone :-D


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