Upgrading Goldfish Tank 26g

Discussion in 'aquarist' started by Aquarist, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,:;co

    I'm planning on upgrading my 26g bow front Goldfish tank. Fifi and Chanel and their two tanks mates are now ready for more room. Fifi is getting to be a good size girl now and I want them all to have more room to enjoy life. I'm sure they'll enjoy a tank with a larger foot print. They have all done well in this tank over the past several months. Keeping up with my regular water changes, every 5 to 10 days, I haven't had any issues at all. I want to avoid any future issues by upgrading to a larger tank.

    I found a new fish store an hour from my home. They have a 56g, almost square tank that I just loved. Tank, glass hoods, light and stand for $350.00 and they said they would work with me on the price (letting me have it for cost, their computer was down so I couldn't get an exact quote).

    Upgrading the filter from an Aqua Clear (AC) 70 (300gph)to an AC 110 (500gph). I already have the filter and the media has been in my 265g tank for 1 month as of yesterday. I'll be transferring all of the media from the AC 70 to the new tank/filter too.

    I'll be transferring everything over to the new tank including the water since I have pH issues from my tap. An additional 30g's or so of fresh water should be in comparison to a large water change. I'm expecting an instant cycle with no issues. However, I am prepared in case of a mini cycle, but I don't see that happening. (but you never know)

    The 26g will be coming down and stored as a spare tank. I have spares for everything else so I might as well have a spare tank and stand too. Right now 3 tanks (4 including my prefilter tank) is enough for me running at one time. (although I do have other ideas in my head :giggle: but I'll save that for another time).

    It will probably be a couple of more weeks before I make the trip again. Who knows, they may have a new tank I like even better by then. We'll see.
    Ahhhh the joys of fish keeping and new fish stuff! Yeah!!!! :clapping:

    Thanks for reading!
  2. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I bet they're going to love their new tank when you bring it home and get it all set up!

    Keep us posted, please, and don't forget pics;)

  3. Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    yeah!!!! a new tank!!!!!! :gathering:
  4. peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    So interesting, Ken! Can't wait till you get your new tank set up. Fifi and Chanel will be so happy :D Please keep us updated yeah? And :photo: as well.
  5. lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!! More tanks and BIGGER!!!!!!!!!!..The only thing is ..I wish I were as patient as u.........I'd want it HERE now!!!!!!!!!
  6. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks folks. I'll keep updating as things begin to happen.

  7. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Oooh... love new goldfish tanks :p
    Can't wait for updates :)
  8. konstargirlWell Known MemberMember

    Good luck on the update. I want to see pics too. =D
  9. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks Konstargirl. I'll be sure to share some photos. I hope to have the new tank by the end of the month.

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