So, my amazing husband got me my a fancy new tank for Xmas.
It's the Innovative Marine Nuvo 38 setup with the Skkye 92w Tablet light.
I am so excited, as I wanted a sleek setup that matches our bedroom (white).
I will be moving my existing setup over to this new tank, but have some questions on the best way to do this.
I have about 10lb of live rock in my current tank I would like to get rid of. The rock is good, with lots of life, but it is a different kind of rock than my brs dry rock I started with. I would like to get some more of that same rock for the new tank, so all my rock has the same look to it. If I start with about 10lb of the dry rock, and move the remaining 30 lbs from my current tank, will it cause another cycle? Should I cycle the new dry rock first, then do the move?
Sand........is it better to start with new sand, and just add some of my current live sand to seed with, or move all of my sand? Current sand bed is about 2.5 inches deep. Current tank is about 3-4 months old.
Lastly (probably not really, I am sure I will have a zillion more questions, lol), when I am ready to move my fish & coral, if I hae the new tank set up to match the old tank in temp, salinity, ph, etc, do I need to drip acclimate all my livestock again or can I just move them from one tank to the other?