Originally Posted by willbratz
Yes that's my attempt. I've got Zoas, star polyps, pipe organs mushrooms in my tank now along with my fish and a purple finger anemone. In a 55 I've been running for a couple of years. My only concern is where I'm going to place the livestock that's comes along with it. I can't possibly take the tank full of water. I plan on cleaning the equipment once it gets here ( I.E. wiping things down and performing basic tank maintenance). I realize that keeping the sand the live rock in it is to my benefit, but adding 130 gallons is like doing a 100% water change LOL!!!! I'll prolly just acclimate them into my 55 cause I'm sure it'll take me a few days to a week to get the other tank and equipment up and running
As long as you have the live rock and sand and maybe save some filter media, you should be ok. Just make sure you mix up the new water thoroughly and heat it so the temperature is right. Also, transport the rock in salt water and maintain temperature, you shouldn't have much die off. I once moved a 120g FO
from NY to VA Beach in 48 hours (including livestock) with zero losses. Had to mix 120 gallons of water to set up. It's a lot of work but can be done.