Wow..today was my chosen day to do the tank swap over.., first thing this morning I drained about 20 gals of water from my 75 gal
tank into a large 54 gal
rubbermaid tub., to this I added any loose corals I could easily detach and put them into the tub... Slowly I started taking out the larger rocks and after a dip into fresh saltwater To to remove any loose sediment i added them into my 135 gal
setup... It was a long slow and very wet process..., I acclimated the fish along with the loose coral in the tub by slowly adding water from the 135 gal
tank., this took a couple of hours or so.
Everything seems to have survived the transfer in good shape so far.. Some of the corals took an hour or two to finally open up to their new world.
The fish seem to really enjoy the extra two 1400 gph
powerheads I attached to a accela wave, water pulser.( along with a 1100 and a 750 gph
With a single two inch center overflow and a mag 12 return pump pushing the water back into the tank via four nozzles I don't think lack of water flow is going to be an issue.
So far everything been running for the last few hours and so far all systems look good.
I guess tomorrow I start cleaning up the 75 gal
tank and the mess I made doing the swap over.., a well deserved beer or two were consumed during the swap over for medicinal purposes only.
We'll see in the up coming days how everything acclimates to the new system but for me. ., I'm kinda proud of what I accomplished.., kinda like I just went from AAA to the major leagues .