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Old 10-24-2008, 07:00 PM   #11
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you can also do a slow drip 2-3 hour acclamation and they will also do fine... get the setup!!! and listen to the above statements

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:23 PM   #12
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I forgot to mention his 2-foot snowflake eel has a bad dispostion and apparently bad eyesight that's going to make really cleaning the tank hard. Definantly a biter
I was bitten by a moray eel that size (middle finger) and it bleed for nearly a 1/2 hour. I still have the scar. Feels like razor blades cutting you when they bite! Youch!!! Fast like a snake too!

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:32 PM   #13
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Curious to know. How much is this person selling all of that for? If you believe you need to start over again maybe you can find a local LFS to either hold on to the fish and corals or you can get store credit for them to help with the costs of getting new stuff.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:05 AM   #14
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Have you considered asking your LFS to hold on to the animals while you move the aquarium, and get everything set up / established?

It will give you more time to drop in some new sand, cycle it, clean off as much cyano as possible, and get all his equipment cleaned and functioning properly. As with buying any used aquarium I've found, it's not as easy as just moving it as is... once you get it home you're going to find a bunch of parts you'd like to replace, re-plumb, or modify.

With any move there will be a bit of a cycle, so it'll be good if the animals weren't there until the water has restabalized.

edit: Oops, just saw Mr86 posted the same advice.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:32 AM   #15
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Test the current setup water so you can better gauge acclimation into the new water.

Sounds like good plan to transport the rock in the current water. Take a turkey baster and blow off the cycano in that same water before moving it to the new water. That'd give you a good start. The you can get the water flow correct in the new setup.

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If it were me I would Scrub all of the rocks really good one at a time with a stiff nylon brush to get as much of the cyano off as possible. Even if it means the rocks have to re-cycle. Starting over would be easier than battling cyano IMO. Order some new powerheads to make sure you have good flow.Put the fish in a holding tank(buy a 20g if you have to or even a rubbermaid tub) And scrub the tank really good then scrub the tank again. Fill with brand new sand, RO/DI saltwater, put the rocks in, setup all your equipment, Add an ammonia source, test for a cycle, Once Paramaters are ok slowly acclimate your fish over several hours. Then just see what survives.

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #17
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Make sure you start with a NEW nylon brush. One with no metal on it anywhere either. Keep it with your fish equipment and use it again someday as there'll be plenty of uses.


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cyano, eat, tan

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