I hate those bowls so much. :( He's going to love his upgrade. :)
Yeah, when I realized how small it was, it bothered me. However, I figure it isn't terrible if I find I need to, for any reason, clean the 10 gallon entirely out, and have a temporary spot for him.
Needless to say I got my 10 Gallon tonight. Also 10lbs of petco's white sand, a properly sized tank filtration unit, heater, and thermometer.
I checked his current water temp in the small bowl, and he's good for now.
Just for the future - don't use bottled water for water changes. Tap water with water conditioner (when you run out of Aqueon, get Prime) is the best thing to use. :)
I'm using bottled because I do not have city tap water, and it is not Distilled or RO water (Poland Spring). My house water is well water, and very hard because of that fact. There is however, a natural fresh water spring at the park by me within 5 minutes drive, unfiltered underground spring. I just would like to test that water fully before I even consider using it purely. Otherwise, I have to head to a friend's house and fill up jugs with their tap water... which seems a little odd to do.
I'd like to move him tonight, but I will need to hit the park up tomorrow to fill some jugs at the spring, and am waiting on two decor to arrive in the mail between this week and next. I bought 3 Gallons of Poland, so I think maybe mix it with the water from the park's spring, not sure yet.
Came back on here to go over the tank prep thread again.
Not ideal, but he'll be waiting in the small bowl a little longer. :(