moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

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obrienc created the topic: moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

moving gravle and half of the water and filter how long should i wait to move the oscar in there i have 4 dinois in there right now they started my 10 gallon the first time and i worked good so i figured i would use them again. let me know been told a week and a month please let me know.
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dinger454 replied the topic: Re:moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

Personally i would allow two weeks for a tank to cycle as your Oscars are already in another tank there is no rush so you have the ideal opportunity to wait until the tank has matured sufficiently.
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johnl replied the topic: Re:moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

There is no set time limit on cycling a new tank whether from scratch or by moving media. The best thing to do is get a test kit and keep testing till your readings are ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 40 or less. When this happens do a 50% water change and move your O. Also make sure the temp of the two tanks is within a degree or two.

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obrienc replied the topic: Re:moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

thanks for the info whats an ideal temp to have the water at like 70f to 80f
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OFL replied the topic: Re:moving from a 10 gal tank to a 30

27°C, or 80°F is probably an optimum temperature for Oscars. However, they're actually okay right down to 70°F, probably lower actually. However, I wouldn't advise dropping a temperature that low, I'm just saying if it were to drop that lowdon't worry too much

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