i am getting closer to transfering to my new 75g. right now i have 70lbs of live rock and 50lbs of live sand. this is including my display, sump and HOB
refugium. the sump holds about 7 gallons of water. the 29g has 2 fish, 3 shrimp, a ton of cora, snails, starfish, hermits and other hitchhikers.
here is the question. will that amount of rock and sand be enough to not go through a cycle when i transfer?
i am going to fill the 75g with all new water and some new sand a couple of days before. i want to make sure all the plumbing is good and there are no temps issues. the day of the transfer i was going to pump out about 30g and save it. add the existing tank water from the 29g and sump. i could then add any of the 30g that i pumped out if need to add a little more back. the 30g would also be used for a couple of water changes as well.
does this sound like a decent plan?
sorry for the long post
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH
/ 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS
, 90lbs LR
, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS
, and LPS
corals, orange linckia star.