New (used) Tank
So I got a 45 gallon long today, used, with a bunch of stuff. The guy didn't want to have a fresh water tank anymore. He had used the tank for a while as a sump. I haven't actually put water in it, so I don't know if it leaks yet lol. None the less that's something I can fix if that's the case.
My real question boils down to this. As some of you know, I was going through a rough time, wanting to quit fish and just focus on plants, blah blah, stupid velvet blah blah. Well I moved all my fish "AGAIN" into my 20 gallon tank for copper treatment. This is borderline cruel.
I have 8 rainbows in it, ranging from 1.5 inchs to 3.5 inches. 9 cory cats, still pretty small. 1 inch max, 5 ottos, and 2 true Siamese algae eaters. One actually harasses the other because there is not much space. I honestly thought they were peaceful, but clearly they are stressed. Though I would be pissed too if i was crammed in a small room with someone else for what seems like eternity. :P
Anyways, I'm thinking about moving them all into this 45 gallon long. I'm just not sure if I use this copper treatment on them in this 45 gallon long, is this tank going to be usable down the road for snails, and inverts? Or am I going to ruin the tank forever? It's not like I paid much for the tank, so I guess it's not a major issue if i have to sell it or throw it away later on and just get a new one when I have the disposable income. But I do think the fish deserve a better home than what they got.
Please be advised the 20 gallon isn't their home lol, it's my hospital tank that I purchased so that I wouldn't introduce parasites into my tank, which well.... happen anyways lol. It was never purchased to house the fish that currently reside in it.