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Old 12-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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I would get a 20-27g tub (you can get it at lowes or home depot) and buy a filter and heater the same size as you want for your new tank (well unless your doing a sump) and stick them in there with all you rock and coral. With the light on top.
Ok so just a blue tote? No sand just rock and water and my stock? How long will that last me? And all I have is a hang on back filter and a few power heads plus an aqueon heater.
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The bigger tote the better. As long as it's sturdy enough to hold water. Not much else you can do until you get another tank. Monitor your water parameters often and save as much tank water as you can. You may get a couple of those totes to hold most of the old tank water for a while. Good luck!
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #13
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The bigger tote the better. As long as it's sturdy enough to hold water. Not much else you can do until you get another tank. Monitor your water parameters often and save as much tank water as you can. You may get a couple of those totes to hold most of the old tank water for a while. Good luck!
Its only a 56g tank so maybe 2 25g totes? How important is water circulation?
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Movement is important, most important is surface agitation. There needs to be good oxygen exchange for your fish to breath.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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Movement is important, most important is surface agitation. There needs to be good oxygen exchange for your fish to breath.
So a power head in the tote for circulation and my hob for surface agitation correct?
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I think you have to put off your buyer somehow. Any other solution won't give you time to cycle, and you'll have to cycle twice.
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Where are your fish ATM?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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I think you have to put off your buyer somehow. Any other solution won't give you time to cycle, and you'll have to cycle twice.
Dang so there's no hope then at all?
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Personally, I always get the new tank up and running before I decommission the old one. I realize not everyone can do that, but you'll stress the fish less that way.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #20
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Personally, I always get the new tank up and running before I decommission the old one. I realize not everyone can do that, but you'll stress the fish less that way.
I really wish I could do that, I had the opportunity to do that when I upgraded to this tank in the first place but my next step up is pricey lol
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