Before anyone says it, I know, I have a BAD case of MTS
. I just can't be satisfied with what I have and can not be trusted in a fish store.
The past couple of days me and my fiance have been moving fish around in the tanks. I freed up the 5 gal
hex and put the snails and molly from the hex into my 10 gal
. I wanted to have a betta and ghost shrimp in the 5. So I buy a blue betta and went hunting for ghost shrimp. It's funny because everytime I go to the lfs
they have tons of ghost shrimp. The time that I actually want them, noone has them. We went to every fish store around, even going to lengths to driving 2 1/2 hours away On our way home we decided to take a little detour to Paducah Kentucky to see if they had any fish stores to buy the ghost shrimp from. We come across PetsMart. Now remember, the sole reason for going was to buy ghost shrimp. As we are looking for the shrimp, we walk by the tanks (BIG MISTAKE). Of course he about falls to the floor. 150 gal
tank for 25% off. We leave and on the way home he is on the phone trying to figure out how he is going to get the 150 gal
home. So of course, we are now getting a 150 gal
tank setup this week.
Now onto the question section. We have to take the 55 gal
out of the house before we can fit the 150 in. It's a small loft apt and we can't have both of them setup at the same time. We plan to take all of the water from the 55 gal
and put it into the 150 to help preserve some bacteria. We are also using all of the plants, decor, and filtration unit from the 55. I know this would be about the same as a HUGE water change, but will this be good enough to preserve most of the bacteria? Will our fish go through a mini-cycle? I don't want to harm the fish but it is just impossible to have both tanks set up at the same time. Any thoughts?