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Cb24 04-03-2013 04:59 PM

New tank
So I'm upgrading my 55g tank to a 90g tank, so if i try and put most of the water from my 55g in the new tank would it need to get established all over again? I'm simply just transferring everything I have to a bigger tank including my filter system. So would everything have to re-established? Or am I fine?

Supa Belle 04-03-2013 05:24 PM

You will need more Rock and sand which you will need to cycle so I'd cycle before moving thing over, but I'd add a few pieces of rock from the 55 to seed the 90 with BB

Cb24 04-04-2013 09:52 PM

Would I be able to transfer all my livestock right away?

Cb24 04-04-2013 10:34 PM

Or would I have to wait awhile?

Searchin 04-04-2013 10:42 PM

The water doesn't have beneficial bacteria, it's the rock and sand that is necessary and their probably isn't enough right away. I would establish it first then transfer.

J19Reynolds 04-04-2013 10:44 PM

When I did a new tank I was told it needed to be cycled before putting anything in there. I took couple my rocks out of my other tank and sponge from my filter to seed. It did do a small cycle that was very noticeable. Took it a week before I added fish just to be safe. Hope that helps you some. :-)

Cb24 04-04-2013 11:15 PM

So would everyone agree wait about a week before adding fish? And should I transfer the water in the old tank to the new one?

Cb24 04-04-2013 11:40 PM

And also use distilled water or RO water? Could you get RO water from a local like stop and shop or market basket?

Searchin 04-05-2013 02:22 AM

I wouldn't say there is a standard amount if time to wait, it's more about whether or not enough bacteria has grown to cycle AND be ready for the bio load. It shouldn't matter as long as its RO or DI basically just not tap. Try to avoid anything that will add unnecessary elements or minerals ( that will promote algea growth)

Cb24 04-05-2013 08:52 AM

So pretty much just give it as much time as it needs? And not to put them in right away?

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