Upgrading Tanks

KPahlkotter

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Hey all,
I am planning on finally upgrading my 46 gallon tank to a 75 gallon tank. My question is, do I have to cycle the new tank for 6-8 weeks? or can I xfer everything over and add new water as if I did a water change? I won't be adding any new fish, just some more driftwood and a couple plants. I have read so many different things online and feel like it's a 50/50 on how to do it properly. I just don't want to loose my fish at all, that's the main thing I care about. TIA
 

Chockful O Phail

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When I upgraded my 110 tall to a 180 all’s I did was keep the bio and wood wet, I damaged my two good Anubias and even with about 28 hours of no flow or fish when I started the 180 up it was cycled and good to go.i admittedly added the fish back slowly and lightly fed for about a week to let the BB catch back up.
 
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robham777

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Should be fine. I would do some water testing after the transfer just to make sure everything is good.
 
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