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I currently have a 10 gal saltwater with a Cardinal and a few hermit crabs. I recently got a 20 gal tank with all the supplies I would need for a freshwater. Is that all I need? What do I need to do to change the fish over?

Do I need more bacteria?

Can I use the sand from my 10 gal and get 10 gal more sand or all new?

Thanks!

Melissa
 

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Hi!

I currently have a 10 gal saltwater with a Cardinal and a few hermit crabs. I recently got a 20 gal tank with all the supplies I would need for a freshwater. Is that all I need? What do I need to do to change the fish over?

Do I need more bacteria?

Can I use the sand from my 10 gal and get 10 gal more sand or all new?

Thanks!

Melissa
To answer your question about the sand...Me myself I don't like to move sand but it can be done. What happen is food, dirt and other things settle in your sand and when you move it you release it into your water. If the tank has not been set up long you can move it to the new tank and add another bag of live sand on top of it. you also might want to look into about 10 more LBS. of cured live rock to bump up your bacteria base.
 
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