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  1. #1

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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
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    Hi,
    I am just getting back into owning an aquarium. Actually I am finally learning how to keep fish, finally. In the short time I have been on this forum, I've learned so much. And I am amazed, as I look back on the tank I had 25 years ago, that I kept my fishes alive as long as I did in total ignorance. In fact, when I had to give up my 35ga octagon tank, the LFS took in my little community. Months later I would stop in and there would be my group in a nicely planted tank still doing so well.

    I have a 10ga planted tank, with a small group of fish who get along pretty well. But I knew that wouldn't satisfy me for long. AND I really need a QT, soooo...I think my hubby recognized the light in my eyes and decided to get out of the way. I found this bowfront on Craigslist in my town. Looked at it, liked it, and put a deposit on it. It is currently up and running with two lonely fish in it. It has a Bio wheel filter that I don't know much about, as compared to the little HOB on the 10ga. So its something new to research!
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    This is how it looks in the sellers home. They are doing some traveling over the next two weeks so we've agreed to meet then to break down the tank and get it to my house.

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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
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    I asked some questions on the Tank thread, but I guess I can re-post them here too.

    By saving the BB in the bio wheel filter, are there any more steps I should take when I set this tank up at my house. Will the BB take care of the new tank water right out of the gate? Should I wait a week or so, or just start out testing the water and start from there?...yeah that sounds right...

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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
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    I am not interested in using her white large sized gravel,...at this point anyway. She has artificial plants, and some rocks she picked up in the desert...been in the tank several years.

    So, I need to decide on the look of the tank. I want to expand on the community I have now, tetras, pristella, rasboras, otos, the one Betta and 2 tiger snails. Meaning I want to increase each school. I think I want to focus on the aquascape, with plants..and wood, or rock....

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    Don't know what answers you got elsewhere, but..

    As long as you keep the media in the biowheel wet, and a ammonia source (those fish), you will have a colony of BB.

    BUT, it will be a small colony...only enough for those 2 fish, so add new fish very slowly, in small numbers. Check params, do water changes.

    Definitely change the gravel before you get more fish...it will be way easier, and not stress them out unnecessarily.

    I love driftwood. If you can find some large, unique pieces, go for it! :) Always try to 'scape first. :)
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
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    Thanks! I didn't sleep well last night, all these questions coming into my mind. I wondered about just how much BB there was since there were only those two little fish and no plants even...

    So, I could add a few of MY fish to the new tank, after I have moved plants into the new tank and filled it with fresh water...I should set out some water a couple days beforehand to "age"? I would like to quarantine the 2 new fish before putting them back into the tank with my community...hmmm. Lots to ponder. Thank you

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    Never too late to drink to the fallen. - KevinVA Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 
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    I'd certainly think about what you would like to plant and try to acquire some hardscapes before you fill the tank full of water. It's just way easier to set things up and get the plants where you want them when there isn't anything in the tank. Check to see what lighting that tank has and if it will be adequate for the plants you want to grow. Congrats on the new tank. :) I have two empty ones right now that are driving me mad. Just moved and She Who Must Be Obeyed won't let me fool with them till I help unpack the house....

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    I had issues with my bowfront and large filters, the water out put would knock my fish about because it hit the front of the tank and swirl around the outside, leaving only a pocket of calm water in the middle. Ended up having to go with two slightly smaller HOBs and then used filter floss to dampen the flow. Just food for thought

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    Happy Holidays! - Rue Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
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    If you have questions or need help, be sure to ask. We will be glad to help you cycle your tank.
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    I beer for your tear's, LOL! Hope the day gets better - steeler58 Thanks for the rep! - steeler58 Tank looks great, congrats! - Slaphppy7 Here's to a safe delivery!! - steeler58 Congrats!! - Taurus 
    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    If you have questions or need help, be sure to ask. We will be glad to help you cycle your tank.
    I appreciate that and I most certainly will ask for help....

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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm not sure why you need to cycle the tank. The bio-wheel has enough bb to support the fish that are in the "new" tank, and your current filter has enough bb to support the fish you have in the ten gallon.
    I see no reason why you can't combine the two tanks in the 46gal and run both filters on it.

    While those are running, yes get a properly sized filter (or two - I like to run a canister and an HOB) and run them along with the two old filters. After a few weeks, remove one old filter...then a few weeks later remove the second old filter...then you can start adding fish a few at a time to allow your bb to build up.

    Of course there's no harm in doing one if you want to go that route. You can build up your bb to as high a level as you like and stock your tank fully right off the bat without any major worries. There are advantages to doing a fishless cycle, but if you don't actually want to do one, I don't think it as necessary.

    Sorry if I've confused the issue when you had it all settled!

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