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Old 12-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Getting ready to build

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I am starting to get ready to build a 60 gallon reef tank. I was given 100 lbs of live rock which is right now hiding in my friends refugium. I found a 60 gallon tank with a stand for free and got a bunch of protien skimmers for a song (more then i need so if you are looking for a skimmer let me know) My only fear is that I live in an apartment and in 2 years, give or take, i will need to move. How do i go about moving a salt water tank? Is there anything I can do now as I am putting everyting together to help move it along to make it easier when I move?

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I don't think there's anything necessarily that you can do now that will make it easier to break down in 2 years...however, I would suggest keeping rubbermaid tubs for your LR, tank inhabitants, & H20 for transfer.

Also- plan ahead before you break it back down! When are you going to do it, where is everything going in transit, etc. Keep plenty of RO/DI water on hand when you make the move. Looks like you're already planning ahead though!

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Speaking of RO/DI water how does everyone store it? I am in an apartment and do not have the storage for much water.
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I have several tanks so I store mine in a 32g brute trash can. But a smaller trash can would probably work. Youre looking at 10g-15g a week in water factoring in water changes and top off water.
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