Hello, BEWARE THIS IS A LONG POST!!! lol so as it sits now, I have a 26 gal
tank that has been running for about a year now, currently stocked with 4 otocinculs, 2 German blue rams, 11 Neon tetras, 7 black skirt tetras, 3 Peppered cory's, and 3 quarter sized angels. It has fake plants and blue gravel with a few other decorations in the tank. I'm using a Aqueon quietflow 30 for the tank with a 100w heater keeping temps at 82° F. 6.4 pH, 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrites, and less than 25 ppm
on the nitrates. So overall just went for an amazonian themed tank. I am about to move and recently acquired a new 36 gal
bow front tank kit which includes a heater another Aqueon quiet flow 30 and the tank and the hood, which I plan to move all the fish from my 26 gal
I have already purchased all the necessary things needed to get the aquarium running such as I purchased a new stand for the tank, eco complete gravel ( because I would like to transition to live plants as soon as I can afford a new t5 ho
system.) And decor. What I plan to do to transition the tank is to first I have taken the bio filter piece from the new Aqueon filter I have acquired and placed it in my currently running filter so it can obtain the Benificial bacteria required to keep the new tank cycled, second as soon as the day I get the keys I plan to move the tank into the new house and get it set up and filled with water ( I'm going to syphon 10 gal
out of my current tank to help keep some of the beneficial bacteria as well then fill the rest with dechlorinated tap water and get the water to the correct temp i would like it at. As soon as I have a steady temp set I would like to introduce a few of my hardier fish (the corys and the black skirts) and one of the two filters which should already be cycled on the tank. To keep the fish and the beneficial bacteria healthy while I transition them from each tank I decided to use a battery operated air pump which I want to set under the bio filter to produce water flow through it while I move the fish from tank to tank. And when the big moving day comes I want to transition the rest of the fish to the new tank the same way, but using the other bio filter from the other filter I plan on putting on the tank.
So hopefully my new tank will be ready and able to carry all of my fish without any casualties
Is there anything anyone thinks I should do differently? While moving the fish to make it safer for my finned friends while I'm moving them? Or is this a good process and just do this as I have currently planned?