Seeded gravel transfer question
I'm upgrading a couple work tanks from 5 to 10 gallons next week (if all goes as planned). I'm going to just move everything over into the new 10 gallon tanks (heaters, lights, gravel, stock, etc.). I'll be going from three 5 gallon tanks to two 10 gallon tanks. I will also be adding some more aquarium gravel (there isn't even an inch in the 5 gallons, at the moment). Should I add the new or the old gravel to the 10 gallon tanks first? I'm not sure which would be most useful, cycle-wise? I don't foresee much of a mini-cycle, but I still want to be careful, of course!
Additional info: current stock in the well-established 5 gallon tanks are 4 female guppies & 8(ish) juvenile mystery snails, along with several stems of elodea, so the new 10 gallon tanks will end up with 12ish snails (snails will be sold off once they are big enough to interest LFS, so I'm not so overstocked), and 6 guppies. I'll test the ammonia daily for a while, and have a bottle of Prime nearby, just in case.
It's not a mystery...snails are the BEST!
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Last edited by Cinnamonamon; 03-15-2019 at 05:23 PM.
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