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Old 19th February 2017   #1
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Red face Newbie here....

Xoxitl (albino) and Guadalupe's (golden) mom here.

What an awesome "home" you guys provide here... thank you!

So, their home is presently a 20 gal. with Aqueon waterfall, reptile feeding dishes, rock, shelter accessories, wood, plants, fans, LED (staying at a comfortable soft blue most of the time until bedtime: out), ghosties, black and white sand. Temp. is maintained easily at 66 - 68 F.

While they love their home, I want a bigger one. Both juveniles are living comfortably in their home, but are moving into a 30 gal. "breeder" tank later this week (no intentions of breeding, just nice dimensions). Since we live in Florida and Summer will be here soon, I just purchased a chiller and temp. controller to make sure these guys are always as climate comfortable as possible.

That being said....

1. How much of the older cycled tank water (%) do I save/transfer over to the new tank?
2. Should their be a "healthy time lapse" before moving them into new tank?

Your expertise and experience appreciated....
Have a great rest of this day...

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Old 21st February 2017   #2
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Default Re: Newbie here....

Welcome to the forum! So glad you could join!

Sounds like they'll have a gorgeous enclosure. From what I have heard, cycled water doesn't work as well as physical objects to seed a new enclosure. Filter media is suggested instead. I'm not an expert, but this is what I have heard. : )

As far as the time lapse is concerned, it really depends on how well it is seeded, ect. 2 weeks seems to be the suggested time. Again, I'm not an expert.

I hope this helps! Best of luck!

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