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Old 03-18-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hello. If I put new or old water in an empty clean tank will it cycle? I'm thinking I want to set up a small tank ASAP in the new house. Transfer fish and corals. Then move everything. Will this work? Does anyone suggest anything different?
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Live rocks. If you can take some from the established tank and keep them in a cooler full of tank water, that will accelerate the cycle. The bacteria live on surfaces not in the water column so you want to move surfaces.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Wouldn't moving live rock create a cycle? I was just thinking tank water to an empty tank.. That shouldn't cycle should it?
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Tank water alone will not cycle a new tank. I suggest moving everything at once, fully submerged in tank water- Rock, fish and all.
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What I was thinking was moving say 20 g of water over to the new house ASAP. Then move the fish and corals over there . Then tear down the tank. Reset it up and then transfer fish and corals back when tank is back up and running. I'm going to be doing some changes after the move. New sand. New pumps. And setting up basement sump. Corals and fish may be in a temporary tank for a bit.. In planning on taking dsb out and maybe just use 2" live sand in display. And putting the dsb in the basement fuge.
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Set up my empty 20g tank for a short holding tank for corals and fish
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How much time do you have until you need to be out of the old house?
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:29 AM   #8
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The question is will that water cycle and harm the fish just by transferring straight tank water
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Not quit sure yet. We are putting a bid on a house by the end of next week.. It will be up to 60 days before we close on the house. So I'm not really sure how its all going to go down
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #10
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It will go thru a small cycle, you will have to keep a close watch on parameters, I would not got thru all the trouble of trying to move and save all the old water, it has very little bacteria in it. Start with 50% of more of new, I also would not use the old sand, just a scoop or to, best way is to set up new tank with you lr first first and then direct transfer. If not possible get a cheap kiddie pool and transfer everything into it and then set your new tank up. With free water, sand and old LR and let it run for 3-4 days while testing.
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