I just go my new tank which is a 55g (48"x13"x30"). I currently have a 30g but i am now going to move my fish over to the 55g and give the 30g to my girlfriend. I currently have a false perc and a royal gramma in my tank but this new bigger tank opens up some more options for me. I am really leaning towards a Copperband as my next fish because i think they look amazing and they are supposed to aptasias, which my peppermint seem to want nothing to do with. Will the copperband do alright in my 55g? Also does anyone have any other suggestions for stocking, i am open to all suggestion.
Also i have 1 hydor koriala one in my tank right now what size powerhead should i pick up in addition to that one to ensure a good flow within my tank. any other equipment suggestions when making the move to a bigger tank?
And finally, when i switch everything over what is the procedure for cycling? i will be using the same LR
that is in my tank now and the same filter i have on my tank but i will be getting all new substrate ( a 2" sand bed), will i have to allow my tank to cycle again or should i be alright just switching the tanks over?
thank you in advance for your suggestions and for even reading my long winded post.