Hello, I am very new to the hobby but already hooked and already upgrading tank sizes.**I am upgrading my very newly set up and cycled reef tank. My currently running tank is a 50 gallon reef with a 20 gallon sump. I have about 50lbs of LR
in the old DT and 13lbs of small (crushed coral) size LR
in the sump. I have another 40lbs of base rock that I would like to use for the foundation of my aquascape for my new tank.**I have purchased and am prepping my new 80 gallon tank.
Here is my situation, in my old tank I am experiencing a brown algae bloom and some of my fish have Ick. I was planning on moving all my LR
and coral and invertebrates into a garbage can, then treating the fish and Live Sand in the old tank with a copper treatment. My question is, does ick live in live sand, filters, sponges, or live rock? I definitely do not want to expose my new tank to Ich.
I also want to reduce the chance of a cycle in my new tank because I really love my livestock, including my Maxima Clam. I want redo my aquascape, using some of my LR
, but I am wondering if I shouldn't because of the brown algae some of the pieces have one it. Lastly, I want to cut saw some of my LR
pieces and use them in a different way, is it possible to do this with them being live?
Sorry, I know this is a lot, but I could really use some input.
OH and lastly, recommendations for a skimmer would be great.
Alright I am off to go get and RO
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