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Old 05-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #11
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:33 AM   #12
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Ok my best idea is to set up your tank wichever one u choose, let it cycle a week a two, use water conditioner ect. Take old sponge from 55gal nd let it drip into the new tank, i would do it everyday if anythin, remember not to squeeze it jus let it naturally drip into tank, also be taking water from 55gal as well to best comfort ur fish
I'm sorry but that's going to do nothing. The op can move media from the old to the new tank but unless there is an ammonia source (from fish or bottled ammonia) its not going to cycle. If left long enough the bacteria will simply die. Moving water will keep parameters the same but that's it. Old water will not help cycle a tank.
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Oh man, id say then use all water in 55gal nd everythin u can as well, rocks, decor, plants ect. Still use old sponge nd drip into new tank, nd hope for the best, its rough in that short of time
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I'm sorry but that's going to do nothing. The op can move media from the old to the new tank but unless there is an ammonia source (from fish or bottled ammonia) its not going to cycle. If left long enough the bacteria will simply die. Moving water will keep parameters the same but that's it. Old water will not help cycle a tank.
Ive done it several times, ive had tanks ready to go in two weeks no problem, moved fish with no deaths nd water was perfect
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Cut the media up and put in in the new filter or run the old filter next to the new one for at least 2 weeks if not longer.
Do you think the 4 fish will be ok in a 10 gallon?
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Do you think the 4 fish will be ok in a 10 gallon?
Maybe short term but I wouldn't leave them there long.
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Do you think the 4 fish will be ok in a 10 gallon?
Depends on how big and how aggressive

also bit cramped
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