Rearranging Established Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 123
Rearranging Established Tank

Hey guys,

Figured I'd ask a quick, noobie, question...

I've had my tank set up for months now, have a pretty good colony of RCS and CPD's going on. However, since originally setting it up, I've acquired some new plants and driftwood.

That being said, I'd like to rearrange the tank and have a new setup. But with all the shrimplets, and having my CPD's breeding, do you think it would be best to just do the trimmings and move on?

If not, what would be the best way to redo everything? Leave the fish/shrimp in the tank with some water and just work away? Or should I take everything out and basically start from scratch?

Any advice/tips are appreciated.

Much thanks!
Bercey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 11:12 PM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,355
Just do the trimmings and move on. Or maybe change things super-slowly over the course of several weeks, trying to disturb the substrate as little as possible.

Any dust up of ammonia or nitrite can be toxic.

Otherwise, you could remove everything and start the tank over from scratch. Would have to have a separate tank for livestock in the interim.
somewhatshocked is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 123
Hey there, thanks for the reply.

I suppose I'll leave it be. Love the look of the Fluval Edge, but trying to catch all the livestock in it is rage inducing.
Bercey is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome