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Old 05-11-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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Moving to a bigger aquarium

Hello everybody,
I'm planning to move all my stuff from a 29g to a 68 g.
I got this tank and eheim professional 3 canister previously set up for a freshwater aquarium.
Have a few question about the moving, is the new thank is going to cycle?do I need new sand bed if yes what do you recommend?how much flow? The canister is rated for 90 g and also have aquamaxx hob-1 skimmer,need extra live rock? And if you know more any help is appreciate !
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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The new tank will have to cycle.
What substrate do you currently have?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:36 AM   #3
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Crush rock
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I want to put the new tank in the same spot
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You will need about 60-80lbs of Liverock. And is the substrate crushed Liverock? Crushed coral? Or substrate from your FW tank
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Crushed LR
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:39 AM   #7
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My 30 g is a reef, I just want to move everything in a bigger tank which was set up as a FW
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:46 AM   #8
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Oh gotcha. I would use the same substrate, but wile you have it out of the tank I would put it in five gallon buckets and rinse thoroughly all the decomposed materials out. You will probably need to buy a little more also... I would recommend a 2" sand bed.

First I would align the tanks next to each other to where you can still push the 29g out of the way.

Second take out all the sand and put it in buckets(rinse it)
And then put in the new tank.

Pump all the water from the 29g straight into the 68g tank. Then push the 29g out of the way.

Then push the 68g into your desired spot and apply the substrate.

This has worked for me probably a good 35 times.

Hope it will work for you😊
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So if I do that is not going to start a cycle?
Also I was thinking to change the sand bed to a smaller kind of crushed LR ,
I'm scare if the new tank start a cycle I'm going to lose everything...
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