Moving fish from 60ltr to 240ltr

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by jbdub, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. jbdub

    jbdubValued MemberMember

    Hi All,

    I'm looking to move my fish into a new 240ltr tank and was hoping to get some advice.

    The filter it comes with(external 305) was already in use for 8 months so has bacteria but it's been unplugged for 3 days so not sure if thats still useful.

    As i'm moving my complete stock to this new tank any advice/guides on best way to do this would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks :;thx
  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    Did the water dry out of the filter. If it dried out the bacteria is dead and you will have to start the media in it from scratch. But, you can of course move the media over from your 60 ltr. tank. If it still has water in it you should be okay.
  3. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Three days shoudn't be enough time to lose too much bacteria, as long as you plan to start using I again right away.
  4. OP

    jbdubValued MemberMember

    My only concern is if I take the internal filter from my old tank and put it in this new one then the 60ltr tank with my fish has no filter.

    Is it safe to move them with the filter? Or should I just leave the fish in the 60ltr without a filter for a few hours and then move them into the new tank then?
  5. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    You should be able to move the media and fish at the same time. You should have an instant cycle since you aren't adding any additional fish.

    I recently upgraded my 36 gallon tank with a Fluval 205 to a 46 gallon with a Fluval 306. All I did was take the media out of the 205 and put it in the 306 and voila instant cycle.
  6. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    I think you can move the fish and the media at the same time. I have done the same thing on several occasions. Just keep an eye on your readings after the move and you should do fine.:;wk
  7. OP

    jbdubValued MemberMember

    Thanks all for the advice

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