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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Putting two tanks into one

I am working on getting my 75 gal back up and running and when I do the plan is to put everything from my 30 and 15 in the 75 to get down to just one tank to deal with . I have never done this with two tanks so I wanted to see if anyone else had and if so how you did it . I have some ideas , but would like some others opinions . tia

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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Unless you purposely have one tank water parameters different then the other it shouldnt be an issue at all. For instance if I merged my two tanks the water parameters are essentially exactly the same except for temp, one tank is 2F warmer then the other. Even that probably wouldnt be an issue but I would adjust the temp as necessary if I knew ahead of time I was going to be combining them.

In your case moving to a new tank it will be a matter of moving all the bacteria containing stuff to the new tank along with the critters so filter material, plants, decorations, some of the substrate if possible. Shouldn't be too bad IMHO.


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Thanks Quint . Both tanks are the same and I have upgraded to larger tanks before , I just have never put 2 into one . I forgot to mention that the 15 sits where the 75 has to go so I am going to drain it down to a few inches and slide it to another spot and set the 75 up in that spot . I thought about putting everything out of the 15 into the 30 , but it would be way overstocked . Both tanks are heavily planted and over filtered , but I just don't think it would work for very long . I am going to use 2 of the hob's from the 30 on the 75 and take the good stuff from the canister on the 15 and put in the sump on the 75 so should be an instant cycle so to speak . I am just trying to figure out the best way to go about the conversion .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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