Half Filling A Tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by FishFingars, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. FishFingarsNew MemberMember

    Hi all,

    I need to desperately rehouse my pregnant Platy who is currently in a 3g tank. I have a 25g tank on standby but because I need to move soon, I can't properly set it up. I was wondering if it would be OK to only half fill the tank for now (1-2 months) and have her live in there. We are coming into winter in Australia and where I live it gets quite cold so I'm not sure if that will effect half filling a tank as there would be more surface area for heat to escape. Thanks :)
  2. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, it can work, platies can thrive in 12.5 (half of 25) gallons of water. As for filtration, I would suggest using a sponge filter.
  3. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    You can have fill a tank as long as ypu have enough water for your filter to work and you will still meed a heater.
  4. FishFingarsNew MemberMember

    Thanks @aquatickeeper and @smee82 :) I have been sick this weekend so I haven't had time to set it up or fill it, but that is on the plans for this week! I have a filter and heater ready to go, so it should just be a matter of setting up the new tank, treating the water, heating the water, then installing the filter :) Oh and moving the Platy across :)
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Make sure the media has bacteria on it!

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