Welcome to Canadaquaria. Members please log in.

Please register to view all topics

Guests may view and use the Aquariums for Beginners area, Freshwater General Section without registering.

Registered members see Canadaquaria advertisement free.


Tank set up question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tank set up question

Post by Sandman1969 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:50 pm

I am almost ready to put the koi, fantail, 1 ID shark & the female pleco into the 125 gallon tank. My plan is, until I can get the 20 gallon tub filter built, is to use the 2 HoBs that are currently in use on the 30 gallon & the XP3 that is currently running on the 130 gallon.
Since these have been running for at least a year now, would it be ok to just fill the 125, get it to temp & move the fish over?

By removing 1 ID shark & the female pleco, it would lower the bio load on the 130.

Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Tank set up question

Post by caoder on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:30 pm

do a couple of things.
take come of the bio media in your 10g tub filter on the 130g and use it as part of the filter media in the XP3

Then give a good swish of any media you have in your HOB in the water after its to temp.

All of this will help you kickstart the bacteria colony in the new tank. Just monitor your parameters during the first few days. it can take a week for all of the bacteria to get settled.
avatar
caoder
Pleco Poster
Pleco Poster

Posts : 689
Join date : 2013-09-07
Location : Montreal

Back to top Go down

Re: Tank set up question

Post by Sandman1969 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:47 pm

The 10g tub has those pot scrubbers. I can take a few of those out for the xp. Think there's an open tray in it still.
Which water did you want me to swish it in?

Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Tank set up question

Post by caoder on Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:04 pm

swish it in the new tank.
avatar
caoder
Pleco Poster
Pleco Poster

Posts : 689
Join date : 2013-09-07
Location : Montreal

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum