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Old 04-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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Thank you for the replies. what I think I will do is break down the 36g, move it to make room for the new tank, then set it back up and let the new tank cycle for a week or so, then "if" the water conditions look ok, move the fish into new tank, and move the filter of old tank to new one for a month.

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Thank you for the replies. what I think I will do is break down the 36g, move it to make room for the new tank, then set it back up and let the new tank cycle for a week or so, then "if" the water conditions look ok, move the fish into new tank, and move the filter of old tank to new one for a month.

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You CAN use a product like SafeStart or Stability to get the fish in quicker -- but what I would do is wait like two or possibly three days for the bacteria booster to kind of "take hold" in the water, then introduce the fish carefully so not to stress them out...in other words, get some kind of Rubbermaid container (don't net them) and let them swim in, one at a time, then slowly let them into the new tank, letting them slowly swim into the new water at their own speed/comfort...then, continue the regiment for however many days you need to do of the water bacteria booster/supplement (for Stability, this means doing it for a week)...

Before the fish go in, though, make sure you let the tank sit for a good two days (with the bacteria booster in and filters running, etc.) also for the reason that the tank will get to room temperature this way, and as such your fish will be more comfortable from the water they're coming out of...
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