Ok so I found a great deal on a 220 with stand and a few extras.
My 55 gallon has been running for just under a year.
I will be moving the new tank to a new area so it will be easy for me to set up the new one prior to tearing down the old.
My concern is how to do this right so that I dont have a big cycle and put my fish and one coral (new with in the last month) at risk.
I have a 20L sump so total water volume is probably 65-70 gallons.
I want to get more live sand right away, but will add more liverock as time goes on.
Now obviously I will need to make a lot of water from my RO
But as far as the transfer...
my thought is to make the roughly 150 gallons in the new tank and then drain my current tank. I will put the fish and live rock in buckets with some of the old tank water. Transfer the majority of the old water into the new tank, and let it mix for a good period. Then move the sand and rock into the new tank. Then aclimate the fish.
Is this the best way to do this? Any other ideas or suggestions on how to approach this?