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Old 12-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:13 AM   #13
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Will you be doing a reef?
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
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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.
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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.
Thanks for the encouraging words!! So, it's very possible I could move these guys within a day and have them right back in their tank? My only problem is I'm limited to 25 GPD on my ro/ri. I guess I may have to buy some ro/ri from the store when mixing the water. I'll buy some ahead if time and let it sit where the tank will be to make sure it's the same temp.
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Here are a few pics of the tank at its current location. I've already got a MH Actinic moon light for it that I bought off a friend a couple months ago...
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Thanks for the encouraging words!! So, it's very possible I could move these guys within a day and have them right back in their tank? My only problem is I'm limited to 25 GPD on my ro/ri. I guess I may have to buy some ro/ri from the store when mixing the water. I'll buy some ahead if time and let it sit where the tank will be to make sure it's the same temp.
Yea, I'd get some RO from your lfs if you need it. Fortunately, my city water here is excellent and RO isn't needed. And I did this back in 1995, so not many were using (or recommending) RO back then.
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