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Old 02-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #11
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Hey
Im gonna be doing the same thing you are, iv got a 35 gallon reef tank wiht sand bed and about 40 pounds lr in the tank and another 40 in a rubbermaid that has since turned white. anyway i was thinking when i transfer the sand and water to my new 65 gallon id put the sand in first and slowly, carfully add water so as not to make the water so cloudy.
Is this ok?
or is it nescessary to make the water like that (i did it that way when i started my tank the first time) but now i have a fish i dont think hed like living in that.

And also whats the best way to seed live rock that is cured but has lost valuable organisms?

thanks any help appreciated
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:12 PM   #12
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Add more LR to it and some of the organisms will transfer to the other rock.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:04 PM   #13
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Looks great DT, I'm a couple of days behind you with my 30 gallon, same lights, very similar setup. Hoping to start moving my LR this weekend.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:38 PM   #14
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I like it! Can't wait to see some more pics.
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Thanks guys! I moved everything over tonight. Took me about 3 or 4 hours, but so far everything looks nice!

I kept getting really wacky readings with my test kit, and I couldn't figure out why. I thought for sure that I'd be an instant cycle with my already cycled liverock. I thought I'd test against my already cycled 29 gallon tank for ammonia, and I got the same results. Thankfully, I have a back up kit, the same kit. AP Saltwater Master Test Kit, just bought at different times.

Wow! The colors were soooooo different. On the newer test kit, the color chart was on key for 0 ppm ammonia. I was pleased.

I'll take more pics in the morning and post them. I'm quite happy with the way the tank looks now, just hoping the newer lights come in tommorow.
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Day 5

About 95% of eveything is moved over to the new tank.

Parameters are

NH3-0
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Alk-13 dKh

Everything is still alive this morning, which is great!

I was hoping the lights would come today as well as the new powerheads and heater, but they didn't. Not yet anyways. Monday I guess.

Here are some pics right after I turned the lights on this morning.
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Thanks!

I was full up with corals in the 30, but now I have sooo much more room that it's like... I need to buy corals to fill it up!

Anyways, I was considering a trio of pajama cardinals for this tank. Does anyone have any comment on them? From what I understand, they are rather docile, animated, etc. and reef safe!

Also, I wanted a larger fish to put in this tank, but with it's footprint (36" long, 24" tall, 12" wide) I'm not sure how one would do. Does anyone have any suggetions?

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I was full up with corals in the 30, but now I have sooo much more room that it's like... I need to buy corals to fill it up!
I said the same thing when I switched from my 55 to my 125. Needless to say if you view my tank you`ll see that I`m now looking for a bigger tank. I hope all goes well Lindsay.
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Here's a new pic with the T-5's and new powerhead. I'm just ending a diatom bloom, and things seem to be settling down finally!

Do you guys think a school of Pajama Cardinals and a Sixline wrasse would be too much fish for this tank? I want to also add in a sand sifter goby after my sandbed matures a little more.

Things still aren't where I want them yet, but I want to wait and buy some more corals before I decide final resting places for everything.
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