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cambojnr
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changing tank to tropical
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:55:48 AM »

Ok i've been thinking about changing my tank to tropical and rehoming my shubunkins, and was wondering if Just changing the filter media in my marina s15 filter to the tropical cartridge things with my extra filter wools behind them and just putting a heater in I got with the tank, so would I just be able to leave the same water in and increase the temprature to between 23 & 26 degrees celcius our would I have to completley restart the tank by haveing to renew all the gravel to get rid of goldfish poo our will that not matter as bacteria eats it? thanks.
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Nossie
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Re: changing tank to tropical
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 05:39:13 PM »

It will be just fine leaving the tank as it is. If I were you, I'd just siphon the gravel thoroughly (if you have any) and clean the filter media in tank water.

Next, I emphasize: DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. EACH SPECIES HAVE THEIR OWN WATER QUALITY REQUIREMENTS, YOU NEED TO STUDY WHICHEVER FISH YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ON YOUR OWN, AND CHOOSE THEIR TEMPERATURE ACCORDINGLY.
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Skwishee
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Re: changing tank to tropical
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 02:37:22 PM »

Hi Cambonjr,

I would completely agree with Nossie, please research as much as you can about any fish you are interested in keeping.
I find this website quite handy as it can give you a rough guide on stocking and fish suitable for your tank; (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)

But again, any fish the website comes up with that interests you, I would still suggest you research them, as some tropicals prefer sand, others gravel, they might have different diets, different compatibleness and all of them have different ph/temperature ranges  Smiley

Good luck!
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fantailer
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Re: changing tank to tropical
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:06:26 PM »

But the good thing is different tropical fish can live with each other.
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scrivens345
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Re: changing tank to tropical
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 01:28:07 AM »

suggested easy(ish) starter set-up
6-8 Neon Tetra

6 Assorted Danio

3 Cherry Barb

3 White Cloud Minnow

4 Platy or 2 Swordtail
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