i saw a new tank which will just fit nicely in my room! So i got it after work today! It's not quite 8 gallons but it's a Rena tank with mirror backing, a light and much stronger filter. I have put one of my mature filters in to help with the cycling and some of my water and plants. I have also decided on sand for the substrate, i will laugh when the little guys go in for the first time and try and eat it How long do you think it will be before they can be transferred??
and the fishes keeper during the day - my toothless 17 year old cat, Poppy
Looks lovely Linsay Anyway if you had put all the old water and the old filter in the new tank as well untill the new filter had built up the good bacteria/cycled then you could have put your fish in straight away I remember my fishes faces when they got their first mouthful of sand and spat it out in disgust it was funny
When you say you have put one of your mature filters in the new tank is that the whole filter or just the sponge/pad, if you still have that amount of water then you should still be ok to transfer yes but one of the filters should be mature/cycled or you will be starting from scratch.
nice tank, as goldy says, if you use your mature sponges from your old filter, just replace one, and use water from your old tank then you shouldnt have much of a problem, I would let it settle a few days before adding fish, test the water, should be fine, your old tank will have a nice new filter sponge and one old one, and a good water change. Have you added the fish yet.??
Thanks meerkat, she's a great admirer of fish and eating their food. That's why i think she sticks around, plus the fact she quite likes me as i had her from when i was around 6 years old and i am 22 now!
When I transfered to my rena tank I put my mature fluval 4 filter from my 4ft tank at one end, and had the new external going too to build up the good bacteria, then later I was cycling another filter for my smaller tank so I put it at the other end.