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Old 01-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Getting a free 55g

So my girlfriend told me this morning before heading to the studio that her friend wants to get rid of their 55g with stand and everything... :O

"MINE!" I immediately shouted and demanded her to call him at 830am to put my name on it.

Now, I'm sitting here and thinking about the possibilities. I've decided since my 29g is overstocked (stocking list and photos on my profile) this tank will be an upgrade.

Once I have this new tank setup, filled, and transfer my filter media from my 29, should I slowly introduce my stock into the 55 or is this something I can do all at once since the bio load didn't change?

any thoughts, opinions, jabs, criticisms, and name calling is welcomed an appreciated!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new tank!! What a steal! If you are transferring everything directly from your 29 (ie filter media), your fish should be fine to be transferred immediately. Just make sure the temp & ph match your 29g. I would keep an eye on your water parameters for @wk or so just to make sure nothings amiss in the new tank.
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Wish I could get a break like that!

Been looking for a larger tank lol.


Keep us posted, and don't forget the pictures
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input!

I don't even have the tank in my possession yet, so I've got some time to get this all laid out. I'll be sure to post photos once this transfer begins!

What are natural ways to raise or lower your ph? I hate adding any additives or chemicals for anything in my tanks.
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Thanks for the input!

I don't even have the tank in my possession yet, so I've got some time to get this all laid out. I'll be sure to post photos once this transfer begins!

What are natural ways to raise or lower your ph? I hate adding any additives or chemicals for anything in my tanks.
DW lowers your Ph, so does peat I believe.

Raising Ph can be done with coral sand and certain types of rocks.

I can't really remember anymore as I'm tired lol
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What is your pH?
Oh and congrats on the new tank!
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Why do you feel you need to change your ph? Unless its drastic number (6 or 9), i would not worry about it as long as its stable. Your fish are most likely already adapted to whatever your ph is.
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awesome!! any idea on when you get it
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Why do you feel you need to change your ph? Unless its drastic number (6 or 9), i would not worry about it as long as its stable. Your fish are most likely already adapted to whatever your ph is.
Hey jlk, no worries about my current ph. I'll be upgrading at the end of the week to a 55g and in the event the ph doesn't match the current params, I was curious to know any natural ways to adjust accordingly.

My next day off is Wednesday, so I'm hoping to pick it up then.
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What is your pH?
Oh and congrats on the new tank!
I'm not really sure to be honest, I haven't tested it in a looooong time. I will do that when I get home though. Maybe test it against my tap water to see what differences I'll be working with.
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