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    Here is a better view of the tank for all those who couldn't make it out the first time. Just took it half an hour ago:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Put the old filter on the new tank along with the new filter and put the fish in the new tank and be done with it.
    ++1 - transferring the current fish into the larger tank will do a world of good for them space-wise rather than trying to scrub out a tiny tank with them in there.

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    but return the clown loach and the pelco
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Put the old filter on the new tank along with the new filter and put the fish in the new tank and be done with it.
    Good advice, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
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    Just finished tests, results were odd with Nitrate levels because the N02 level was at a color that did not even match the chart, but matched the color for N03; not sure if I did something wrong. Might take a trip to Petsmart and let them test it.

    7.6 PH
    .25 Ammonia
    0 N02
    0 N03

    Pic attached. 20130623_152241.jpg20130623_152251.jpg

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    I would redo those tests and make sure you have the right reagents together and follow the instructions carefully.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    For fish I see the clown loach (he needs a new home asap as they need schools and can grow to be a foot long), neon tetras (would be suitable in the 20 if you got a proper school), zebra danios and maybe a glo fish danio cant tell (not really good for the 20 long term since they like lots of swimming room), and a platy (that could stay in the 20 with the neons, you probably would not want to get more since they are poop machines). I didnt see the pleco but that fish should find a new home too.

    I also would put all the fish in the 20 with both filters running. That way tou can empty the 5 and throw away the gravel and start over with substrate. Once the 5 was clean and cycled with a filter you could house a betta there.

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    I would redo those tests and make sure you have the right reagents together and follow the instructions carefully.
    Sunday, I ended up going to Petsmart to have them test the water. The girl took not even a minute to test and tell me it was normal. I asked her could I see the results? She said oh, I threw it away. Then proceeded on attempting to explain to me. Not sure if I can fully trust, but she said the conditions are fine.

    I tested the nitrate levels again and it came up at 0. Picture attached.
    20130625_083807.jpg

    Thanks for input everyone - Then that is what I will do. I'll move fish over to new tank, clean the old one out and make it the new home for the betta. In the meantime, find a new home for clown loach and the plecko. Couldn't I just keep the clown loach and plecko until they get a little bigger?

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    It would be better for the fish if you rehomed them now so the risk of stunting their growth is minimal.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Sunday, I ended up going to Petsmart to have them test the water. The girl took not even a minute to test and tell me it was normal. I asked her could I see the results? She said oh, I threw it away. Then proceeded on attempting to explain to me. Not sure if I can fully trust, but she said the conditions are fine.

    Honestly, when I was just a beginner, they always told me my water was normal - they allow up to 1.0ppm of ammonia as "fine" which it isn't and because they use strips, they won't tell you exact readings. I think if you brought in a sample of water right from your tap they'd say it was "good" :( - they want you to buy fish from them so of course everything is normal.

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