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Old 05-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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How do you move corals from a reef tank?

So when i pick up my 125 this weekend I want to turn it into a reef tank. However I will probably be moving a few times over the next 2-3 years so I am wondering what is the process for moving a developed reef tank? What do you do with all the corals if they have grown?

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Old 05-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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I'd hold off on the reef until you are settled. Less chance of seriously money loss through fish and coral death.

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If you are moving you`ll just put your corals in 5 gallon buckets or put them in plastic bags and then put them in a cooler. It`s not really hard.


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+1 for Mike. 5 gallon buckets for the corals and 20 gallon totes for the the LR. But, i would wedge some solid foam in the buckets to keep the coral rocks from bouncing around too much.
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yeah too much movement can be dangerous for corals and fish. although one of the things im conserned with is your cycle starting all over.
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