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Old 01-21-2011, 10:58 PM   #11
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yep. that's the stuff. you mean this correct-
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I like using ice chest's as they don't loose heat very fast and have lids.
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Ice chests/coolers are good if you can get those. I moved my reef tank on Christmas eve and used a bunch of 5g buckets half full of live rock and water. A 125g full of rock would need a bunch I'm sure so coolers might be a better option since the big ones will hold more. I only had to go 25mins away but everything stayed in buckets about 2 hours and were fine.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:30 AM   #14
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yep. that's the stuff. you mean this correct-

Yes that is correct... There are a couple others that I was not sure about such as: Carb Sea Aragonite - Aragamax Sand and Nature's Ocean Bio-Active Reef Sand and Reef Substrate any thoughts on them?
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all of those should be fine. they are all aragonite based sand. you can even mix them if the lfs doesn't have enough of one type.
i just suggest that over silica sand because silica sand does not buffer the ph.
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You can keep the sand, just rinse it very well. That is what I did. I just bought a 112 from someone, kept the sand discarded all the water and topped it up with fresh RODI (already have one from my other aquarium). You can buy new sand for cheap enough, but only took me 40 min to rinse all the sand off. Doing this will get rid of all nasty stuff but it will come to life very quickly because all the micro organisms will still be alive (hard to kill). IF you have live rock that is cured the sand will seed within weeks.
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Update: So, I have contracted with the seller to get the setup - 125 gal Established Salt Water Tank (sale pending)

Now I'm working on getting a LFS to move the setup for me. Too much to handle on my own.

The seller, who has over 20 yrs experience, is saying that It's possible to move it and keep the sand bed. Is it possible with care? Or do you think it's completely impossible to avoid triggering a cycle.
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i think he's mistaken. how old is this tank? how deep is the sand bed? how are you going to transport this tank exactly?
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The sand bed is more than 5 years old. I think it's about 4-5" deep. You can see about 3" above the molding and there's more underneath.

I'm assuming they are going to drain the tank down to just above the surface of the sand bed.

Now that I think about it.... They have the LR on the glass- or sitting on acrylic on the glass - When we reset the tank, we can't avoid disturbing the sand unless we place the LR on top of the sand.

Hmmm
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