Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bobc4d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: college station
Posts: 238
do I need substrate, can I get by for a couple of weeks without?

something of a side question about the Tetra Safe Start thread.

I thought of this:
I could break down the 36G; put fish and plants in buckets, drain the water, remove gravel move the tank then set up without the gravel and plants until I'm sure the 40 breeder is safe for the fish.

will the fish be fine without the gravel for a week or two? (keep constant check on water params) should I go ahead an add the plants to the 36 until the 40 is ready or will the fish be fine in basically just a tank of water and bubbler?
__________________

__________________
40g breeder with 4 Tequila Sunrise Guppy, 4 cory cats, 13 neon tetra's, 1 dwarf Gourami, planted with anubius and java fern, 36" 4-bulb Current Nova Extreme. 10g with a beautiful blue Crowntail Betta with blasting sand substrate. Also two cats who keep an eye on the tanks while licking their lips.
bobc4d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
Why are you moving from a 36 to a 40
__________________

__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bobc4d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: college station
Posts: 238
strange answer, I am comfortable with the tank size . . . for now. I like the look of the 40 breeder, low and squat LOL

I got a great deal on the 36 w/stand
__________________
40g breeder with 4 Tequila Sunrise Guppy, 4 cory cats, 13 neon tetra's, 1 dwarf Gourami, planted with anubius and java fern, 36" 4-bulb Current Nova Extreme. 10g with a beautiful blue Crowntail Betta with blasting sand substrate. Also two cats who keep an eye on the tanks while licking their lips.
bobc4d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
Alright to answer your question you should be fine with no substrate for a while
__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Joshfishguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 145
Ya definetly u need to establish colonies in the substrate
__________________
Joshfishguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Zimmanski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 2,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshfishguy View Post
Ya definetly u need to establish colonies in the substrate
If you have a good BB colony in your filter bed theres no need for substrate other than looks. Many people keep a bare bottom tank.
__________________
Zimmanski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bobc4d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: college station
Posts: 238
Thank you for the replies. It does help with what I wish to do
__________________

__________________
40g breeder with 4 Tequila Sunrise Guppy, 4 cory cats, 13 neon tetra's, 1 dwarf Gourami, planted with anubius and java fern, 36" 4-bulb Current Nova Extreme. 10g with a beautiful blue Crowntail Betta with blasting sand substrate. Also two cats who keep an eye on the tanks while licking their lips.
bobc4d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
substrate

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.