I recently purchased a 38 gallon tank, and will be moving my fishies from their 20 gallon high into their new home in ~ a month, when I come home from school.
1) My first question is, am I going to need to go through a cycle again, or will placing all my equipment/gravel/decorations in the new tank be sufficient bacteria? How should I go about moving everyone into the new tank? Is there anything I can do in the meantime to prep the tank for move-in?
I've read about running two filters at first (old and new) - doing this should be no problem.
2) Would a HOB
filter along with a powerhead meant for a 20 gallon agitating the surface be sufficient aeration for the 38?
3) If I'm going to run 2 heaters, should they both be strong enough to heat the tank alone, or can they be less than sufficient?
4) My 20 gallon inhabitants include:
6 dwarf Corys
6 Zebra Danios
2 Blue Rams
1 L052 Butterfly Pleco
Would I have enough room in a 38 to fit another small Pleco? (38g is 36x12x20).
Any other ideas on fish additions?
Any suggestions are appreciated,