Right after New Year's, I will be setting up a 30 gallon tank. My goal for this tank is that the plants and fish that are currently in my 10 gallon tank will be moved to the 30 gallon, and I would like to buy about 7 each of corydoras habrosus and corydoras pygmaeus to add to it as well. (NOTE: Due to shipping costs, I will be getting all 14 corydoras at once) The shrimp and plants that are currently in my 5 gallon tank will be moved to the 10 gallon tank.
Here are the links to the profiles of the two tanks I have set up:
10 gallon: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...o=view&id=2769
5 gallon: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...o=view&id=2940
My question is: what is the best way to accomplish this goal?
1.) Set up the 30 gallon, add filter media and plants from the other tanks, add some shrimp and wait for it to cycle. Then, move half the fish from the 10 gallon over, wait for things to stabilize, move other half of fish. Immediately after removing the fish from the 10 gallon, add the corydoras to the 10 gallon and use it as a quarantine tank. Then, move 5-6 corydoras to the 30 gallon at a time.
2.) Set up the 30 gallon, add filter media and plants from the other tanks, add some shrimp and wait for it to cycle. Add all 14 corydoras to the 30 gallon and use THAT tank as a quarantine tank. Wait to add any other fish to that tank until the quarantine period has passed. Then, gradually move the fish from the 10 gallon to the 30 gallon.
3.) Same as 1.), but use both the 10 gallon and 5 gallon as quarantine tanks, splitting the corydoras up so that there are 4 in the 5 gallon and 10 in the 10 gallon.
4.) Other suggestions?