Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
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 03-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishieMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 499
Cycling 4 tanks at once!

I think this is a dream and not a nightmare but we'll see!

At home I have an established-but-still-recovering-from-cotton-mouth 55 gal I expect to be fish-in cycling soon due to the four days of anti-bacterial medicine I've nuked it with. So that's Tank One!

My son has a 5 gal Betta/neon tank. I am cycling a new 14 gal for him to move his fishes to them I will have the 5 gal. for a QT. So that's Tank Two!

At school (I'm a teacher), I have a cycled 5 gal. Betta/neon tank also that I just moved from the office to the Nursery 3 room. (Private school ages 2 to grade 8) In its place in a 45 gal tall tank I'm hoping to put angels, Cories, and Platys or Rasboras in. That's Tank Three!

Lastly, the ever-so-important QT tank for the school is, where else, the Nurse's Office! It's another 14 Gal. from a kit bought with I bought my home QT tank this week at Petco. (good sale). So that's Tank Four!

Whew. I ordered two larger seeded tanks from AngelsPlus i expect to be delivered tomorrow. I hope I don't screw all this up!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2997860359.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	246.4 KB
ID:	80071  
__________________

__________________
FishieMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
Look It Up
 
librarygirl's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,052
Oh wow you'll have your hands full lol Good luck!

For your son's tank, you don't need to cycle the 14 gal separately if you're just going to move everything to the larger tank. You can move the fish and everytyhing over and either run the 5 gal's filter on the larger tank with the new filter (assuming you got another one for the 14 gal) or put the media in the larger filter from the 5 gal and then fill the rest of the way with new media. The tank will be instantly cycled that way.
__________________

__________________
Every living thing is significant.
🐠 Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Community Rules | Custom Site Search
librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishieMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by librarygirl
For your son's tank, you don't need to cycle the 14 gal separately if you're just going to move everything to the larger tank. You can move the fish and everytyhing over and either run the 5 gal's filter on the larger tank with the new filter (assuming you got another one for the 14 gal) or put the media in the larger filter from the 5 gal and then fill the rest of the way with new media. The tank will be instantly cycled that way.
Oops, I didn't think of that. I moved some of the filter media and decor over then started a fishless cycle by adding ammo to get to 4ppm. Sigh. We'll have to wait now.

Today I received the seeded filters from AngelsPlus as expected. So i stuffed on some of the filter media in both the 45 Tall and QT tanks at work and then again at home in my 55 and 14 QT. Patience now required.

I need to find some sort of light source for the Tall tank at work. It didn't come with one and looks a little gloomy.
__________________
FishieMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishieMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 499
Here's some pics of kids helping out!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2770248463.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	136.7 KB
ID:	80166   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-863725499.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	146.1 KB
ID:	80167  

__________________
FishieMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FishieMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 499
A few more pics.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-438346792.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	153.8 KB
ID:	80171   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-118921469.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	158.5 KB
ID:	80172  

__________________
FishieMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
Look It Up
 
librarygirl's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,052
That's great! They look like they're having fun!
__________________

__________________
Every living thing is significant.
🐠 Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Community Rules | Custom Site Search
librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycling, tan

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new here doing some cycling js198027 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 16 03-14-2012 01:50 PM
Is rhododendron safe for tanks? Lovin Fish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-01-2012 06:38 PM
Problems cycling 25gal Aquarium Snype2live Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 255 03-01-2012 02:36 PM
Show off you Low-Tech Tanks here! Lovin Fish Show Off/Photography 50 03-01-2012 01:53 PM
55 gal cycling question rotorhead22 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 03-01-2012 09:37 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.