Swapping Tanks

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Ilovebarbslol, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Morning everybody
    I plan to swap tanks tommorrow. My 30G with a new 75G
    *Is there any way I can move my cycle over without messing up
    *Can I use some sand from my old tank?
    Any ideas on swapping tanks
    I'll rehomin my current fish
  2. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    To get an instant cycle on your tank, move your filter media, substrate and decor into your new tank. Moving your substrate and media should do it to be honest. That way, you'll get an instant cycle.
  3. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Just to be on the safe side also dose with

    Also if it will be more than a day before you stock the aquarium you will need to does with clear ammonia to keep the bacteria from starving out.
  4. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks a lot. I'll do that
    Well I plan to move my entire filter to my new tank
    I don't have any seachem stability
    I have prime tho
  5. Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    Move your entire filter over.

    You can move your sand, why not?

    Considering you have sand, I doubt you have an undergravel filter and in that case there's very little bacteria (beneficial) on your sand. Just move the entire filter.. if you have a new filter for your new aquarium run the two simultaneous for a while until your new filter is seeded. A month is usually enough time unless you have a very light stocking. Or even better just keep both filters going indefinitely as more filtration is always better
  6. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the reply n feedback.
    My 30G Stand can't hold my new 75. So I got a brand new one.
    I don't have a under gravel filter (people use those)
    I have a eheim Ecco pro 2236 that's seeded
    And a brand new filter. Fluval 406
    Yep you are correct. I'll run both on my 75G
  7. Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    Then you're good. Your cycle will remain intact and once your new filter is seeded you'll have even more filtration. I'd recommend splitting the media from your ehiem into the fluval and vice versa
  8. IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    I'll try doing that. Cause I don't want carbon in my new filter. I'll have to take it out a month from now anyway
    Will putting some eheim media in my new filter help it get started. BB wise
  9. Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    Yes absolutely.

    I would put some eheim media into the fluval and fluval media into the eheim. This will speed up the spread of bacteria to all of the "clean" media.