I'm going to upgrade my 12 gallon SPS
dominated tank in the near future, and I'd like some advice from people who have been through similar situations.
Right now, I have a 12 gallon display with a 20 gallon sump with appx 25-30 lbs of live rock between the sump and display. I'm going to be upgrading to a ~50 gallon display and a 50 gallon sump. I have about 60 lbs of really awesome "dry" rock ready. I have new lights, skimmer, etc...basically everything I need for this upgrade.
I have a bunch of acros, a BTA and a clam in the existing tank...The only non SPS
corals in the tank are a couple of ricordeas
I figure I'd start with all new sand and eventually transfer most of the live rock from my sump to the new sump so I have around 100 pounds of rock between a 50 gallon sump & 50 gallon display.
So the question is, how would you approach getting the rock "cured", dealing with a cycle and being able to put the stand for this new tank in the exact same place as my existing setup?
If you've done this before, double karma for your experiences or links to threads where you documented it :)
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.