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Brandmaner 09-18-2010 02:27 PM

Corys in a tall tank...
Okay so my 95 Tank is filled again, been a few days now still holding water fine. (THANK GOD!) but better news is ... middle of next month we are buying eithe a 75,100, or 125G tank. So what I'm asking is if its okay to keep my corys in a tank thats 21" deep with no gravel for a few weeks? And for that case all my fish.. There all CRAMMED into a 29G atm and I can't stand to leave them in there for another 4weeks while I wait on the new tank decision to be made.

badxgillen 09-18-2010 02:40 PM

whats all your fish????you are gonna need a lot of biological filteration since you have no substrate....sponge filters ...canister filter with alot of bio has been done many least they wont be in buckets...i have seen that too...good luck....ADIOS...

Brandmaner 09-18-2010 02:48 PM

Well I might leave the corys in the 29G with the substrate untill the new tank is up and running. So I guess the only fish that will be moved into the 95G to lightn up some of the load is

2 ID Sharks
2 Angel Fish
MAYBE my platys.
That will leave 5Guppies, and 7 Total corys (5 Speckled 2 albino still finishing groups waiting for bigger tank thou!) Reason why I might leave the 4 platys also and just put the bigger fish in the 95G
I know the ID sharks will get... LARGE. The only thing is I rescued them from a friend so to say (Fellow worker) he had them in a 10G for the last year.. so I figured the 29G would be a HUGE step up and the 125G we hope to get will be even better. At least for a few years once there much to large I'll find them a better home.

badxgillen 09-18-2010 02:56 PM

sound like you got the plan down...use as much of the same tank water during the should be my opinion...if you got more questions shoot...ADIOS....

Brandmaner 09-18-2010 03:50 PM

Okay got another option because of cheapness... Just read the thread about sand substrate.. always wanted to try it so I called our local sutherlands and they have play sand on sale for a end of summer deal.. only 1.50$ for a 50LB bag.. so I'm going to get 4 Bags lol 2 to use in my 95G current tank and 2 for when the new one comes in. Question that arrises... can I use my java fern and java moss in sand substrate? (Mainly asking about moss because the fern is attached to driftwood lol

Byron 09-19-2010 01:08 PM

Both Java Fern and Java Moss attach to objects like wood or rock, neither is "planted" in the substrate.

Keep the sand shallow, no more than 2 inches (this will limit your choice of plants though) to avoid compaction.

On the 29g, if all those fish are in there, frequent partial water changes may be necessary, depending upon your filtration, live plants. Keep the water circulating (via the filter obviously).

Brandmaner 09-20-2010 06:11 AM

All fish have been transfered to the 95G along with a sand bed being about 2Inches at its highest point. most of the tank is only 1 to 1 1/2 but some points reach 2. The corys really seem to like it as do the sharks they lay on it alot during the day I thought they where dead yesterday but just sleeping it seems lol! Was wondering what plants I can do with a 2inch bed, and also what fert. I should use since this is nothing like having Eco-Complete!

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