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I would appreciate if you guys took a look at my plan in case I missed something :)

Current Situation

* Main tank (285L-75G) with one 8" parrot (I know!), one 7" Comp, one 6" female pseudotropheus and one 4" lab.
* Secondary tank (75L-20G) with one blue bodian.

I have bought a beautiful 3d background from Germany for my main tank. Also I will move the tank in another room. I want to schedule this as best as I can to avoid any surprises and to ensure the best for the fish.

My plan:

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1. Take the blue bodian back to the pet shop
2. Empty 75L (20G) tank and use water from main tank to refill it
3. Put female pseudotropheus & lab in the small tank
4. Empty another 100L (25G) in a plastic container and put the parrot and comp
5. Use the Rena XP3 in the container to keep alive the bacteria
6. Remove all the sand substrate, dry and clean the tank
7. Move the tank in the destination room
8. Will have to remove two of the top glass braces to fit the 3d background
9. Install the 3d background using aquarium silicon etc and wait 24 hours to cure
10. Glue back the braces
11. Place the sand substrate back in the main tank
12. Arrange rocks, sand etc
13. Take the water from the small tank & container to the main tank
14. Put all fish in the main tank
15. Fill with as much extra cured water is needed

Missed anything?

Thanks,
Anthos
 

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your bacteria is on your substrate, in your filters and on your decorations. Not in your water. Reusing tank water leads to nitrate buildup. Why not use fresh water closely matched to your original tank conditions in terms of hardness and ph?
 

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The re-use of the existing water is simply to ensure a better acclimation (like when you're taking a fish from the pet shop). I will use anyway about half the tank's water so it will about a 40-50% water change...
 

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then it sounds peachy :) Hope the move goes really well.

Many people find that silicone takes more than 24 hours to cure. A sniff will tell you all you need to know, though.
 
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