Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
nanoluvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Coldspring, TX
Posts: 482
Send a message via AIM to nanoluvr
Transfer of 58 Gal reef w/ HOB to 68 gal reef w/ sump

Hey guys and gals,
Ok...a buddy of mine has a 58 w/hob, and is buying a 68 w/ a sump.
The 58 is established w/ LR, fish, and corals and other invertabrates.
What would be the best method to effect the transfer. I am worried about switching to the new filtration system, in that it is new, w/ no bacteria growth. I am thinking that maybe we should take about half the LR from the old, and put it in the new...and maybe 1/2 the boilogical milter media and do the same. Then let it run for a while. But...one concern is that a removal of that much bacteria would be detrimental.
Any thoughts on the safest, most effective way to accomplish this? I have never had to move anything from one established aquarium to another new one, so I want to be totally sure of my suggestions in moving forward. Thanks for any input.
__________________

__________________
Jeff
nanoluvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I would take out half of the rock and add it the other tank. You would need to add more LR or BR to both tanks to have the proper amount nitrifying bacteria growing on your rock. The established tank should be OK since it has the beneficial bacteria on the remaing LR and on the substrate and glass walls. I would wait awhile before adding fish to the new tank.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
nanoluvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Coldspring, TX
Posts: 482
Send a message via AIM to nanoluvr
thanks...I was thinking maybe more LR, so you just read my mind. Thanks for responding
__________________
Jeff
nanoluvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hob, reef, sump, transfer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10 gal FOWLR to 30 gal reef upgrade diary...new pics 6/1/07 newfound77951 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 36 06-01-2007 04:32 PM
30 gal reef tank...Sump question Hodges Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 02-09-2007 07:05 PM
Sump for a 40 Gal Reef - Worth the trouble john0087 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 11-01-2005 04:34 PM
What size sump for 90 Gal. reef? ace1uno_00 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 27 10-17-2005 04:38 PM
Sump for 20 gal reef mrpope Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 06-18-2004 02:23 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.