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Old 10-18-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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New BioCube! How do we transfer??

We just got a new 14 gallon biocube and are wondering how we transfer from our 10 gallon tank to it. Please help. We dont want to do anything wrong....
We have new sand for it
2 clownfish
3 lbs of live rock
about 6 lbs of base rock.
How do we get our fishies to their new home?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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First you will need to cycle your new aquarium. Seed it will some sand (or I think live rock will work too). Since you will be seeding this tank, cycling will go much quicker! Good luck!
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How long do we need to let it cycle before adding our fish?
Oh, and the sand is live sand... will that help too?
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How long do we need to let it cycle before adding our fish?
Oh, and the sand is live sand... will that help too?
Yes, live sand will help! As far as when you are done cycling, you will need to use a test kit to test your water for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. eco23 has a really good article on cycling if you want ti read it.
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Is it the fishless cycling article?
And do we fill our new tank with the old water?
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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Is it the fishless cycling article?
And do we fill our new tank with the old water?
Yep, it is the fishless cycle article, and I would probably fill it with the old water, not sure on that though.
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That article is for freshwater, I believe. Does that matter?
What do we do with our fish until it cycles? haha
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Are you sure? I though it was very both, but I could be wrong. I would Leave your fish in your 10g, until this one is cycled.
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ah, I see. Thank you
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why would you need to cycle it :s
just clean the sand and transfer the rock and the fish over, the life will spread around the new system in no time
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