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  1. Default Cycling and tank-jumping


    0 Not allowed!
    I am considering upgrading to a 75 gallon tank at some point in the near future. In the process of doing this I would clean out my 26 gallon and transfer all the fish to a new tank, since I do not want to maintain two different fish tanks.

    My question is, can I bypass the need to cycle the new tank by simply transferring the filter from the old, cycled tank to it? I have a canister that's good for up to 66 gallons and loaded with BioMax and filter floss, and I would be adding a second canister in this situation as well. Additionally the bioload of my existing fish would be quite a bit smaller in a 75 gallon.

    This would be a one-day process, so the canister would be transferred to the new tank in a few hours at most.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Yes, Moving the old filter brings an appropriately sized [for your bio load] cycled filter right with. While you should always keep an eye out for a mini cycle, Bringing the old filter effectively means your tank is cycled.

    Adding additional filtration is good but let me correct this:
    Additionally the bioload of my existing fish would be quite a bit smaller in a 75 gallon.
    No, It wont be, It will be exactly the same. Nothing about changing tanks changes the amount of waste those fish are producing.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Yes, Moving the old filter brings an appropriately sized [for your bio load] cycled filter right with. While you should always keep an eye out for a mini cycle, Bringing the old filter effectively means your tank is cycled.

    Adding additional filtration is good but let me correct this:No, It wont be, It will be exactly the same. Nothing about changing tanks changes the amount of waste those fish are producing.
    Sorry, I wasn't clear...I meant to point out that I would not be massively increasing the amount of fish on day 1 in the new tank and expecting a canister only cycled for my current bioload to take care of everything. Thanks for the advice!

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    No worries, Good call.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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