Thank guys for responses
It was easily over 2 hours from the time that I turned everything off, packet it, moved it,unloaded, and re-setup.(I moved during a weekday and had no help)
I did use the same sand and it did slosh around in the back of my SUV.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography filters tons of seawater for their facility and for Birch Aquarium here in San Diego CA
. They have a hose hooked up where you can get filtered sea water for free. I honestly havent used the water in a long time, but took some water knowing I would need some instead of re-using all the water I siphoned out or mixing some ahead of time. The Scripps water SG
is normally high around 1.028. I did not check it before putting it in.
My normal water changes are done with RO
water, using Seachem Reef salt.
I do mix it 24 hours ahead and put in a power head and a heater.
Since using the Scripps water I started getting a ton of green hair algae and a lot of diatom die off.
I am mixing some water today to do a water change tomorrow.
I also checked some parameters of my 55 gal
today, Salinity is off, 1.022
My 30gal seems to be recovering,same diatom die off and hair algae problems, but shrooms
,rics and zoos are all opening up. They, for some reason didnt turn white like the mushrooms and polyps in my 55gal are doing.