the big move

  1. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    I finally moved my fish from the 35 gal to the 72 gallon. I started right after work and just finished. What do you guys think? Now I have room for new fish, yay!!!

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  2. Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    :) I like it! I bet your fish do too, good job!
  3. Beth1965 Well Known Member Member

    That's a big job and looks like you did a good one.
    Did you run into any glitches? I ask because I am going to be doing some re decorating which will require me to empty out and refill the tanks.
  4. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Ok so I was a little nervous when I got up this morning. I rushed downstairs with fingers crossed that everything was good with the crew since I moved them all last night. I turned on the lights with some worry. But thanks to all of the information I got from the forum and all of the planning in my mind, everyone is doing great.

    Beth as to my surprise it was smooth and without glitches. First I rinsed the tank and gravel out really well. Then I arranged the decor and added the heater. Next was the water, I used 3/4 new water and the rest from the other tank. I added the filters next, 1 new and 1 from the 35 gallon. After about a hour I started adding the fish. I used a pitcher to catch most of them and the rest with the net. Very successful with the exception of my lone 2 danios that are still in the 35 gal, partly to maintain the cycle on that tank but more because I could not catch them. When I turned on the light this morning everyone is accounted for and swimming happily and of course begging for food like they never ate. Good luck.

    Now I have to decide what new fish I want to add. I had it all figured out but keep changing my mind. The tank looks a little empty now but I will let everyone get adjusted before I add anybody new.
  5. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Thanks Lucy, they seem to love it. There is soooo much more room.
  6. peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    Beautiful! I'm sure your fish are so happy for upgrading their home. Well done! :;perfect
  7. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    thanks for the nice comments, one more pic

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  8. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Lookin' good! :)

    Try not to worry too much about your fish. I've done many tank upgrades and they've always gone quite well, and you did a great job with yours.
  9. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I just switched one of my tanks to that kind of gravel - I really like it.

    For your stock - do you want lots of small fish or some larger fish or both?
  10. Beth1965 Well Known Member Member

    Wonderful, thanks for the details. It will help me, Im sure. The tanks look great. Take your time with adding fish. Make sure you're sure.
  11. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    What an excellent looking tank :)

    I think some red platys would be nice :) and maybe a dwarf gourami as a center peace fish? :)
  12. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    I love that gravel and the price is so right. I would like to have a good mix. Initially I was thinking about adding bolivian rams............
  13. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Bolivian rams would be good :) just try your best to get 2 females or a male and female :) or you could get 3 or 4 and have 1 male and 2 or 3 females :).

    Maybe some rams and a shoal of smaller fish :)
  14. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    A few rams would be nice. In addition, I would suggest a group of 3 pearl gouramis (1m/2f), a school of 12 (3m/9f) dwarf neon rainbows, 12 orange flame tetras and either a school of cherry or gold barbs.

    EDIT - 2 pearls (m/f), 2 rams (m/f), 8 neon rainbows (2m/6f), 10 flame tetras, 8 corys plus the current fish.
  15. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Hmm, 3 pearl gouramis, I would say they would be risky, I got a group of 4 for my 45G and ended up having to separate them, ideally pearl gouramis need to be kept alone, as a breeding pair or in a group of 6 or more, from my experience :)
  16. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    A 72 is 60% larger than a 45. I've got a pair in my 45. Did you have 1m/3f or two pair and what happened? I'm very curoius about keeping them in larger groups, but haven't had the chance to keep more than 1 or 2 in a tank.
  17. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I got them all young so I wasnt sure at the time but looking at them now, 1 male 3 females :). Lets try not to hijack redlessis friend though :)
  18. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Its fine especially since you guys are talking about what I can add to my tank............
  19. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Thanks lessi :)

    Well is there anything else you would like to add other than the bolivians?
  20. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Not sure, would love some angels but I think I am going to put them in the 35 that only has 2 danios in it for now. Maybe a school of rummy nose tetras........