Join Date: Aug 2015
I started this thread because of changing the sub in my 75 gal tank so I thought I would just post my progress here instead of starting a new thread . After much research I found that some say take fish and all out , change , put fish and all back and some say leave fish in . I decided that leaving the fish in would be less stressful so that is the method I chose . It is a 5 foot long tank so the fish can go to one end or the other while I am working . I used some scrap acrylic I had and fashioned 2 dividers/barriers to use to do a part of the tank at a time .
I did the first section last evening . One thing I overlooked was the weight of the acrylic thus the rock on top...lol I put the divider in , vacuumed the gravel very well , remove gravel , vacuum tank bottom , and put in BDBS . Very little cloudiness which cleared in about a half hour or less . Then put second divider where I want it and repeat the process between the dividers . I plan on finishing it tomorrow . I had 0 ammonia this afternoon and tonight . I run 2 large hobs and a sump with a ton of Matrix so I don't expect any spikes or mini cycle . Anyway , I hope you get the idea and don't be shy about changing sub with fish in...lol
My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
Last edited by Leeatl; 03-29-2019 at 12:12 AM.