@nathan Im stock piling coral sand and chunks of coral for when i get my new bigger tank then im just going to have to bite the bullet and go for it.
Im even thinking of getting rid of the TV in the living room (we don?t use the room or the TV often) and using the alcove to set up a new tank, I think this might be the best plan of action in the long run then I can catch and move fry any time I come across strays once the main move has been accomplished.
Hi Miss P, no your not being silly, it sounds good in practice but my lot are so chilled that very little I do scares them so I can?t guarantee them fleeing into their respective shells, most will just shoot off under a shell and hide.
I would love to be able to have two tank running but im struggling to figure out how Im going to do it.
I have stacks of mature media so that?s not a problem when setting up a new tank/filter. My tap water is only around 7.5 so I will have to set up a heated storage container to hold treated water soaking masses of coral to raise the PH and temperature ready to fill the tank. I want to use as much tank water as possible to make the transition as painless as possible for the little guys.
I have a cichlid tank (Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus, and Neolamprologus Multifasciatus) which holds 110ltr with a happy harmonious community; however that said, I now have Multifasciatus babies in most if not all of the shells and all of the caves (possibly as many as 40-50 babies, but it could be more) which leaves me massively overstocked should they all reach adult hood. I have no problem getting a bigger tank which im just doing at the moment. My problem is how do I transfer all the occupants over to the new tank and try to keep the babies with their respective mothers?
I need to house the new tank in the area currently occupied by the 110ltr. So, any ideas how I go about the swap over, bearing in mind I need to transfer the majority of coral sand, chunks of coral and all the shells over with as little fuss as possible. I need to keep stress levels to a minimum with the adults who are extremely territorial and babies who are very vulnerable, and hard to see.