New Tank Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Will170, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Hey guys and gals,
    New member here but I've been lurking for awhile. I used a lot of the articles here to set up my first tank and cycle it. It's a 20 gallon. I'm currently running 2 hob filters that are for 20 gals and 2 heaters, and air stone and some fake plants.
    I have 3 mollys(2 female and a male) 3 Pictus catfish and a Male gourami, I can't remember what kind he is but he's gold with black stripes and long fins.
    Anyways I know these fish are going to outgrow this tank any time now. I'm upgrading to a 29 gallon for now until I can save up enough money for a 75 gallon( 6 or 7 months from now)
    My question is when I set up the 29 I'll be transferring over the two HOB filters, the fake plants, logs, heaters and air stones. I'll be conditioning the water with prime as well. After the tank gets up to temp do you think it will be safe to add the fish instantly? Thanks, Will

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  2. THE HABITATWell Known MemberMember

    put 1 filter on the new tank and check the parameters then if they look good i dont see why u wouldnt be able to add them to your upgrade
  3. bopsalotWell Known MemberMember

    It should be fine. Match the temperature. The ph should be similar if you are using the same water source. As long as you bring the filters over before they have a chance to dry out (you have several hours), that should be fine. Good luck, the mollies will appreciate the additional room for sure!
  4. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

  5. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. They aren't very old yet, they are only about an inch and a half long. But I'm sure they will love the room. I'll want to go the 20 going again before one of these females gets pregnant that way I have a tank for the fry.
  6. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Stuff extra media into those filters now so you have an instant cycle when you need it.
  7. Will170Valued MemberMember

    Great advice. That makes a lot of sense and I'll do that.
    I'll be back on with an update after I get things moved around tomorrow
    I'm putting the stand for the 29 next to where my 20 is so everything is going to be so easy to switch back and forth

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