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Good afternoon everyone,I hope everyone is doing great. I wanted to create a thread to keep track on my 75 gallon build.
Anyone feel free to ask question , comment or like
So today while I'm at work,I received a phone call from lfs. I got a deal for my 75 gallon including the stand,a canopy and a light.
Things I'll use from my 30 gallon
*I plan to reuse my 300W heater(won't need it now cause summer is near)
*all my wonderful stones n rocks
*my driftwood
* skull
*Amazon sword
*ehiem Ecco pro 2236
*air pump
New things
*pool sand
*small amount of black sand
*Fluval 406

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Lookin good! How are you liking that light? I had an aqueon (a smaller version) and took it back because it was weak, yours looks like it is pretty bright from the pictures however. If you are interested in poking around another brand I really like mine from Current USA (their plus and plus pro, their bottom end one I had as well but it was to dim).
 
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Bizarro252 said:
Lookin good! How are you liking that light? I had an aqueon (a smaller version) and took it back because it was weak, yours looks like it is pretty bright from the pictures however. If you are interested in poking around another brand I really like mine from Current USA (their plus and plus pro, their bottom end one I had as well but it was to dim).
Thanks. I love it so far. It's bright. I could change the light. I could dim it.
I look research the brand you recommended
The light I was planning to Purchae were The Finnax planted 24/7
 
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Lmaoo
 

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Ilovebarbslol said:
Thanks. I love it so far. It's bright. I could change the light. I could dim it.
I look research the brand you recommended
The light I was planning to Purchae were The Finnax planted 24/7
Will you be doing live plants? The finnex works well at growing plants when on high, but on 24/7 setting you won't see near the growth.

I have one and don't use the 24/7 feature. Kind of a waste. There are cheaper lights out there that will work just as good.

The beamswork brand seems of good quality and not near the price.
 

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Ooo. Nice tank. I'd love to get my hand on that
 

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Thurgood11 said:
Will you be doing live plants? The finnex works well at growing plants when on high, but on 24/7 setting you won't see near the growth.

I have one and don't use the 24/7 feature. Kind of a waste. There are cheaper lights out there that will work just as good.

The beamswork brand seems of good quality and not near the price.
The Beamswork are a good value for the price. Especially like in my situation where I needed 2 lights for full tank coverage.
 
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Thurgood11 said:
Will you be doing live plants? The finnex works well at growing plants when on high, but on 24/7 setting you won't see near the growth.

I have one and don't use the 24/7 feature. Kind of a waste. There are cheaper lights out there that will work just as good.

The beamswork brand seems of good quality and not near the price.
I currently have 2 Amazon sword but i won't have any plants in the 75
I'm getting geophagus redhead tapajos
 
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Plain and simple.
 

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If you're growing Swords you don't need the 24/7... You could try the finnex stingray for Low light or the Ray2 for high lightompous:
 
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I'm not getting any plants in here
Strictly rocks n stones
I've change my mind
 
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Good morning. My 30 gallon is cycle for months now
How do I go about putting fish my new aquarium
Should I take 15% of the 30 gallon
My 75 gallon currently has 98% of water
Put it in the 75 gallon
Put my filter 30 gallon filter on the 75 gallon
The same day I'll do that. I will rehome my fish too.
 

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Just move all your filter media over from the 30 to the 75, then acclimate your fish to the 75.
 
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Zahc said:
Just move all your filter media over from the 30 to the 75, then acclimate your fish to the 75.
What you mean move all my media?
All my media is in the filter
I'll be usin 2 filters for my 75 gallon
The eheim is cycle but the fluval 406 isn't cycle
 

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Ilovebarbslol said:
What you mean move all my media?
All my media is in the filter
I'll be usin 2 filters for my 75 gallon
The eheim is cycle but the fluval 406 isn't cycle
Sorry, I misunderstood.

In that case your set, just move both filters over and acclimate your fish. The old filter will handle everything while your fluval grows BB.
 

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You can move the filter and fish over from the 30 gallon tank at the same time. Especially if you where planning on running 2 filters on the 75.
 
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Zahc said:
Sorry, I misunderstood.

In that case your set, just move both filters over and acclimate your fish. The old filter will handle everything while your fluval grows BB.
Thanks
Do I have to add my old tank water in my new tank?
I'll just dose some prime in the 75 gallon
How would I know how many fish my filter could handle(if u understand what I mean)
How long will my new filter take to grow BB
 

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You can add water but there is no need to, as there is little to know BB in water, it's all in your filter media and substrate.

Your Eheim filter, if cycled properly, will move all of your BB over to the 75 gallon, which means you will have an instant cycle in the 75 gallon. This means your filter will be able to handle the same bioload as the 30 gallon safely without a mini cycle. Just don't add any new fish for a while once you've transferred everything over, let the BB build up in your fluval first, which will take around 10-14 days.
 
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Zahc said:
You can add water but there is no need to, as there is little to know BB in water, it's all in your filter media and substrate.

Your Eheim filter, if cycled properly, will move all of your BB over to the 75 gallon, which means you will have an instant cycle in the 75 gallon. This means your filter will be able to handle the same bioload as the 30 gallon safely without a mini cycle. Just don't add any new fish for a while once you've transferred everything over, let the BB build up in your fluval first, which will take around 10-14 days.
Thanks
You are correct about no BB in the water
So you are saying the same day I rehome my fish. I can't get new fish to Replace them right away?
The eheim should be good for me to replace the fishes in the new tank
 
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