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Old 08-19-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Big Tank Upgrade/Transfer

Last wednesday I was thinking about upgrading my 55g to a 75g... But when I went to the LFS I saw a tall 150g and I fell in love.

Long story short, I bought the 150g and stayed up literally the entire weekend setting it up. When I told my cousin (who is moving in with me for a little while) about it he suggested that he transfer his 75g into my 150g along with my 55g. So we did.

We combined all of our live rock, substrate, and most of our tank water (150 gallons takes a while to fill up)

It is coming along nicely right now and the water looks crystal clear....

Both of our tanks were running for about a year prior to the merger.

Basically I'm wondering if any has ever made such an impulsive buy to this scale and what your success was? What problems might I have?

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If you are using all established substrate and LR it will certainly help. You may notice a bit of a mini-cycle due to the disruption in the biological filtration. Just be ready to do a water change if needed to keep levels safe for your fish.
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dang thats a BIG transfer. I would like to take my fish and put them in my 60 but sadly im broke...again.....
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Yeah, how is the ammonia and nitrate doing? Wanna keep an eye on the potential for a mini-cycle as Lando suggested.

Also, I'd guess that since you're fish only, new more expensive lighting won't be an issue for the upgrade, huh?
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