Tank Upgrade, Cycling Questions
I've had a 10gal for close to 7 years now and decided to upgrade to a 20gal. I have no fish to worry about, just some plants and my 6 year old nerite snail. He has survived a lot but I don't want this tank change to be what kills him.
My current plan to begin cycling the new tank is to add about 5 gallons of the old tank water to it, as well as move my current heater, filter, and tank ornament in so the bacteria on the surfaces and in the filter will hopefully give it a jump start.
I'm nervous about putting my snail in too soon after starting the cycle, I plan on waiting about two weeks if I can, just to play it safe. Does that seem like an appropriate amount of time?
It's obviously been a while since I've cycled a tank, is there anything I'm missing or doing incorrectly? Would it be a good idea to add my plants too or should I hold off til it's cycled?
Thank you in advance for any advice!!!