Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Palmdale California
Tank and substrate swap
I am getting ready to replace my 150g acrylic tank to a 150 or 180g glass tank (done with scratching) right now the tank has fish, plants, and a sand bottom. I would like to change to something better for growing plants.
I plan to put the fish in a large plastic storage tub from Lowe's with a heater, airstone, sponge filter, and half the water from the tankand half new water. How long can the fish live like this as I will need to do this the day before they deliver the new tank also how long for the new substrate to settle down? not sure if what I'm using yet. I was told not to feed 2days before and they can stay in the tub for days by the tank store (LFS)
I have a large sump full of sponge etc. to start the new tank with.