Thread: Moving to a new tank
01-04-2010, 06:11 PM #1Member Platy
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Moving to a new tank
Hi everyone; I'm going to be moving some fish from a 22 gal to a 30. I have only one filter that is going to move, too, and I'm wondering what is the best way to make the move and keep the water quality as high as I can. So, far I'm guessing I should siphon water from the old tank to the new, feed very lightly, and test the water daily for spikes. Does anybody have any further advice? Thanks!Chris
01-04-2010, 06:17 PM #2
01-04-2010, 06:22 PM #3
Agreed with rich, I would just keep half of the water for its not a shock to the fish. Be ready for a waterchange.
01-04-2010, 07:15 PM #4
Agree with both above. I would move some of the water to keep from shocking the fish too much. Think of it like a big water change.55 gallon planted community
30 gallon planted community
10 gallon planted wild type guppies and cherry shrimp
01-04-2010, 07:30 PM #5
While its true that the water column does not house your bacteria, it does have its purpose in changeover. The water is already the right PH and temperature, and can have other nutrients. Adding half new water and half old water will prevent shocking your fish.
01-04-2010, 07:33 PM #6
01-04-2010, 07:52 PM #7
01-04-2010, 09:53 PM #8
I would personally go 50/50 with the new tank. I can't remember where the link is but I read about osmotic stress. The water in your old tank is stable and the fish are use to it. Just my opinion.