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Old 08-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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Ive acually moved a tank before imo once you disturb the sandbed your gonna have nitrates shoot thru the roof the rock will have some dieoff causeing ammonia and youll probably lose alot of the coral that comes with it this is just my experience of moving a tank and this was only to a different room im my house if you go used id reccommend new livesand and new water might lesson the impact like i said this is only my experience good luck whichever way you go
Thats why you dont use the old sand, you use new sand.

Go with the old one its a great deal! Wish I could have found a deal like that when I started.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #12
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Ive acually moved a tank before imo once you disturb the sandbed your gonna have nitrates shoot thru the roof the rock will have some dieoff causeing ammonia and youll probably lose alot of the coral that comes with it this is just my experience of moving a tank and this was only to a different room im my house if you go used id reccommend new livesand and new water might lesson the impact like i said this is only my experience good luck whichever way you go
That's why you drain the water level as close as possible to the sandbed. Then readd the same water you drained out back into the tank once you place it where you like it.
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That's why you drain the water level as close as possible to the sandbed. Then readd the same water you drained out back into the tank once you place it where you like it.
Unfortunately that does not always solve the problem. It depends heavily on how old the tank is and whether or not you clean your sand bed.

When drained as close to the sand as possible the sand no longer bears the weight of all the water that was previously above it. Give it a few sloshes while moving and you are gonna have problems depending on the state of your sand bed. Also any die-off produces ammonia which inevitably ends up as nitrates.

Every tank ive ever moved has experienced changes and major shifts like this. Replacing the sand can limit this however you still going to experience some change from the removal and replacement of the sand bed. Anything over a year old and i would definitely replace especially of you do not vacuum your sand bed.
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Unfortunately that does not always solve the problem. It depends heavily on how old the tank is and whether or not you clean your sand bed.

When drained as close to the sand as possible the sand no longer bears the weight of all the water that was previously above it. Give it a few sloshes while moving and you are gonna have problems depending on the state of your sand bed. Also any die-off produces ammonia which inevitably ends up as nitrates.

Every tank ive ever moved has experienced changes and major shifts like this. Replacing the sand can limit this however you still going to experience some change from the removal and replacement of the sand bed. Anything over a year old and i would definitely replace especially of you do not vacuum your sand bed.
Yes if you go used definately imo use new sand and new water
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