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teckheng
Current Setup
60cm x 30 cm x 36cm acrylic tank 65 Litres
HOF
Eheim 2222 canister filter (Biohome, BioHome+, CS, CR) with rainbar
2 Feet FL x 2 tube 6,500K with light stand
5 Ranchu average 8-10cm head to tail.
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New add-on
92cm x 45cm x 45cm Glass tank (2nd hand) 190 Litres
3 Feet Metal Rack
3 Feet normal FL
3 Feet normal FL
2 Feet normal FL
2 Feet normal FL (yup, this person gave me all these lights)
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Inventory :
Air pump with 4 heads.
BOYU Submersible filter 1800 B (700L/h)
2 Feet normal FL
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Overall lights count :
3 Feet normal FL x 2
2 Feet normal FL x 3
2 Feet 6,500K FL x 2
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Plans :
2 Feet Tank > Green Water with 2 x 6500K lightings, Air Pump 4 heads
3 Feet Tank > Main Tank > BOYU Submersible filter with Canister Filter
Get another 2 stock ranchu build the Green Water
Move all the 5 Ranchu to the 3 Feet Tank.

Qns :
How to move all the 5 ranchus from the 2 Feet without causing any damage ?
Would you suggest to sell all the normal FL lights and get a 3 feet 6,500K x 2 ?
How to clean/wash the 3 Feet tank ? it's a pre-own tank.
Move from Acrylic to Glass tank, anythings to aware of ?
Can I move all my water from my 2feet to my 3 feet and top up with de-chlorine water ?
Do I need to cycle the tank again ?


Currently I only got these qns.... please suggest how would you setup if you were ME

QUOTE
FAQ
Some friends ask me, why upgrade from only 2 Feet to 3 Feet ?
Answer : Because I keeping my fishes in my bedroom. 3 Feet already almost the length of my bed frame.

Why not living room ?
Answer : Parents..

Why still upgrade ?
Answer : Hobby, i love my ranchus...


Thank you all shifus(aka Teachers in Chinese)......... biggrin.gif
teckheng
20+ viewers, someone wanna help me ?
CyberET
QUOTE(teckheng @ Wed, 25 Mar 2009 1:28 am) *

Qns :
How to move all the 5 ranchus from the 2 Feet without causing any damage ?
Would you suggest to sell all the normal FL lights and get a 3 feet 6,500K x 2 ?
How to clean/wash the 3 Feet tank ? it's a pre-own tank.
Move from Acrylic to Glass tank, anythings to aware of ?
Can I move all my water from my 2feet to my 3 feet and top up with de-chlorine water ?
Do I need to cycle the tank again ?

Currently I only got these qns.... please suggest how would you setup if you were ME
Thank you all shifus(aka Teachers in Chinese)......... biggrin.gif


first, sun dry the pre-own tank if possible.
bone dry the tank for a week if sunning the tank is not possible before filling with water (just enough to cover the fish back & your filter to work) from your 2ft and transfer the fish in the process.

2nd
transfer the filter to the 3ft during the water transfer quickly to minimize the time where no water is flowing thru it.

3rd
after the transfer, add de-chlorine/buffer and fill up to capacity.

4th
after that, clean your 2ft and fill with fres de-chlorined/buffered water.
use 1-2 of your current fish to start off the green water.

rotate your 5 fish between the 2 tanks and your setup is perfect. additional fish is adding new parasites/bacteria that might give u more headaches to deal with in the beginning.
following the sequence is also a good idea smile.gif
teckheng
hmmm... i thought HB mentioned in his thread for Green Water to use cheap and healthy goldfish.

My goldfish is not very expensive, however why does he suggest cheap ? does it means there might have a risk of killing the fish due to stress ?
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