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Old 03-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Switching over tanks

I have had a 115g DAS tank now for a long while and I just bought a new 210g tank setup.
I have Liverock, livesand, and fish in the tank.
How am I supposed to move the fish, sand, and rock over the best way?
The tank I have now is upstairs and the new one is going to be all the way across the house, downstairs.

Any help needed.
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Using 5 gallon buckets? Make sure the rock isn't exposed to air long at all though.
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Well I only have a couple 5 gallon buckets though.
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Sorry, not sure then.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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How many feet away is the new location from old?

Rock and corals into 5 buckets with water to transfer downstairs to holding containers( brute trash cans or 15 gallon storage containers.

With long length of tubing you can gravity drain from upstairs to down stairs. Either drain directly to new tank or drain into holding container then pump over to new tank. Going to need some help as it will be a lot of work. Plan out as best you can ahead of time.
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How many feet away is the new location from old?

Rock and corals into 5 buckets with water to transfer downstairs to holding containers( brute trash cans or 15 gallon storage containers.

With long length of tubing you can gravity drain from upstairs to down stairs. Either drain directly to new tank or drain into holding container then pump over to new tank. Going to need some help as it will be a lot of work. Plan out as best you can ahead of time.

That's pure Genius right there. Never would have thought of it, but it sounds like it would work perfect.
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It's about 300 feet away
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It's about 300 feet away

You can get a hose attachment to stretch that long. You may need a couple though.
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