So one of my biggest challenges with this build is that these two new systems were replacing already established and stocked systems. The old systems were at my old home, and I had a firm and short deadline to get the aquariums out of there. This means I was on a tight timeline to get both new systems (salt and fresh) running so that all livestock could be transferred from the old, leaving little to no time for a proper cycle.
To help mitigate this for the freshwater tank, I planned to use an Eheim 2213 that had been running on my Ultum 5N and the Eheim 2215 that was running on my Ultum 60U for filtration on the 90P. This would give me plenty of filtration and both filters had been running for a year so were already biologically established. I also picked up several bottles of AquaVitro Seed, a product I truly love and use even on established tanks at water change time to help keep biologicals thriving.
The 2213 went on first along with the Eheim Skim 350 that had been on my 60U.
With temporary hosing in place:
Which brings me to a good point for equipment list.
CalAqua glass filter pipes x4
Lee's 1/2" clear pond tubing
2x AI Prime Freshwater with AI mounting arms
GLA Mini-SS solenoid and 5# cylinder
CalAqua inline diffuser
And so after the 2213 was on and running for a day I transferred over the 19 Tucano tetras, 3 o-cats, and 1 betta from my 60U system before breaking it down.
At this point I had to focus on the saltwater tank so I basically left the 90P as is for a while.
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