Okay well as some of you may know, I'm on my way to starting a 75 gallon African Mbuna tank. I was thinking alot about adding biospira to the tank with about 5 Yellow Labs and 4 or 5 other type of Mbuna for now but I'm just wondering if Biospira would be a waste of my money if I already have a mature AC500 on my 55 gallon community tank (I also have an EMP400 on the 55 so when I move the AC500, there will still be a very generous amount of bacteria)
General concerns that came to me are:
-As long as the fish and the mature AC500 are added to the 75 gallon at the same time, I should have NO
ammonia or nitrites. Correct? Because this mature filter will keep those in check.
-My community tank has a pH of about 6.8 and different water chemistry... when I take this AC500 off and put it on the 75 gallon which will have a pH of around 8.2, will the bacteria from the AC500 go into some type of shock from the sudden pH change and possibly deplete or die?
-Would adding biospira just be a heck of alot safer??!!
When I finalize my mbuna list, I want to add as many of the different types in at the same time (that my wallet permits) as juvi's so there would be less chance of future aggression, so this is why I think biospira would be the safer choice.
Please let me know!