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Old 05-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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New tank Transistion

Hello, I have a 180 gallon fresh water tank made from acrylic. I am upgrading to a 180 gallon starphire glass tank from glasscages.

Currently I have like 10 fish in my tank, some are big fish. One is like 8 inches long and 2 inches think. Anyway, I have been dealing with a cloud problem for the past 5 months in this tank. It seems like no matter what I do I cant get rid of the cloudiness. Ive tried algea removers, heavy particle/metal combiners, frequent water changes, sometimes even like 98% water changes (did like 10 of them), nothing ever worked.

But Im about to get this starphire glass tank replacement tank on June 2nd. And I would like to know if I should transfer any of the gravel/water to my new tank so I dont have to wait long for the bacteria to develop? Is this going to transfer the cloud as well? Should thoroughly clean the gravel first?

Anything else I should consider while doing the tank change?

Sorry I am a newbie to all this stuff!
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Wow! I would love to see pics of the new tank when its done! The most important thing to transfer is your established filter/established filter media. Transferring the water will have little effect & will likely transfer the cloudiness as well. Moving the gravel/decor will be up to you- if you plan on reusing it, you may want to do a good gravel vac to remove debris & perhaps rinse it in some used tank water if its very dirty before transferring it to the new tank. Good luck!!
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