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So 5 or 6 new fish once a week or so to let the tank adjust to the new bio load?86 ssinit said:Wow that sucks!! Yes your cycle should still be alive. Just keep the media wet and add it to the new tank. Some of your bacteria may have died off but most is still there. But with only 4 of 30 fish it will slowly die off because there’s just not enough food. So re add your new fish slowly so the bacteria can grow with the new fish.
No. Your filter and media will handle the same bioload it was used to managing. It stayed wet and wasn't out of operation long. Bacteria is hardier than people give credit. kmbeck was correct that you can stock now at the current level but the longer you wait the less it can manage. Bacteria colonies grow or diminish based on the environment.Ptrkrsh said:So 5 or 6 new fish once a week or so to let the tank adjust to the new bio load?
sorry to hear. that sucks big time.Ptrkrsh said:
Looks like the cheap marineland stand it was on slightly bowed, just enough to stress the panels and allow them to crack.Fashooga said:I would treat it as a new tank. Add all the fish at once. Just don’t add them all at once just a few at a time, wait 20 mins add next batch.
How did the tank crack?
Sounds like a letter and pictures to Marineland letting them know how you feel about their products.Ptrkrsh said:Looks like the cheap marineland stand it was on slightly bowed, just enough to stress the panels and allow them to crack.