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Old 08-24-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Going bigger.

Currently I have a 5 gallon s/w with about 10lbs of LR sitting in a spot where I would like to upgrade it to a 15/20 gallon - something in the range of 27 inches long.

How do I do this? There is one fish and one coral. Do I drain some water, lift it up (since its 5 gallon it cant be too heavy) place it down somewhere else and set up the new tank piece by piece?
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That would probably be the easiest way, since it's so small that shouldn't be too hard.

a 29 gallon tank is 30", or you could go with a 20H which is 24".
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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Awesome. And if I'm taking everything out of the old tank do I need to re-cycle or should my fish and zooanthid be ok?

A 29 would be great. But 30" is too long for my table. :/
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If you transfer everything over at once, making sure everything stays wet, you probably won't see much of anything. Stirring up the sand that much may give you a little cycle, depends on how much sand and how old your tank is.
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I agree with the transfer plan except I would use new sand. Just save a cup of the old to seed the new.
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Slide the tank onto a sturdy flat board to transport.
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So I plan on doing this today. Should I use new sand and seed it with old or should I transfer it all over?
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I agree with the transfer plan except I would use new sand. Just save a cup of the old to seed the new.

Use new sand.
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new sand and tranfer just 1 cup full over like melosu suggested
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If you transfer it all over you`ll have one heck of an ammonia spike.
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