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So I have a 15G tank upstairs in my office, but I want to move it downstairs in the basement with my 60G. Here is what I plan on doing to move it along with a substrate change:

1) 2 5G buckets, one for fish, other for driftwood and rocks
2) siphon water out into the 2 buckets
3) Put filter in with fish
4) take tank in garage to remove old substrate with a shop vac
5) DIRT THE TANK!!! YEAH! :thumbsup:
6) flourite/pea gravel mix as a cap for the dirt
7) slowly siphon old tank water back into tank
8) put fish and driftwood and rocks back in

Sound about right? Did I miss something?
 

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sounds like a good plan to me. As long as you have enough plants you can put the dirt right in. thats what I did with my 3.5 gallon and my fish were fine. with my new 10 gallon I soaked and rinsed the dirt a few times for a week. but I got lazy and just threw it in eventually. I actually had fish when I re-did this tank with dirt so I had no choice to put the fish in right after. As long as your cap is good and soil doesn't leach too much , your good. Looks like you already have a dirt tank so you know what your doing...
 
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