Originally Posted by Schgred
Ok. A few questions then:
1. What filter media should be used with the HOB
filter? I don't have the bio wheel that originally came with it. Should I buy a new one?
2. How often should water changes be done?
3. Do I just use the bacterial additive once or a few times?
4. How long is too long to keep that many fish in a 10 gallon tank?
Thanks for the help!
1... some sponge or floss would do just fine for that setup (remember, this is just temporary and you'll be putting in the extra effort to keep it clean during this temporary stage!
2... 10 gallon non-cycled system? ... I'd probably do 2 gallons every day.
3... just once should seed the sponge/floss/whatever you put in the HOB
... or maybe put half the bottle in when you first set it up, and then add another ounce or so with each daily water change until it's gone?... No set rules for this stuff, just do what seems right.
4... As long as you keep the water clean, they could live there forever... but it's probably a little smaller than they would really be comfortable with, and would result in a shortened lifespan from that minor stress over LONG periods... But I don't see any problem with the 4 weeks you have planned.