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Based on the info that you have provided, it sounds like you can just eliminate writing the check to Bank account #2 and just create a transfer in QuickBooks. The only reason why you would not be able to do a transfer is if bank account #2 is a personal bank account or an account not associated with the business. If that is the case, then you do have to write a check to deposit to Bank account #2, but it should not go to an expense account. Instead, it should go to an account called Owner Draw (this is an equity account that you can set up on your chart of accounts to track personal withdrawals by the owners of the business).
On the other hand, if Bank account #2 is in fact just another business account, then eliminate writing a check and just perform the steps to make a bank transfer in QuickBooks going forward. When you make a transfer in QB, it just moves the money from one bank account to another and there is no other account needed.
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