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Old 05-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Upgrading

I'm going from a 10g to a 240g reef setup
Ill be needing more LR and hope to use my current LR.
My current LR has coral well attached to it,
What would be my best option with cycling new rock with old rock.
Do I need both systems running and add rock slowly ?
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I would add a lot of rock to the 240, then cycle that, then add the contents of the 10 after the cycle is over.
I would buy a couple hundred pounds of dry rock. There are plenty of places online. Add an ammonia source to the 240, and wait till the cycle is complete.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:59 AM   #3
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Any reason for the dry rock instead of live rock?

Not sure on the weight but I've already got 4 pieces of live rock
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It's cheaper and pest free?
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Any reason for the dry rock instead of live rock?

Not sure on the weight but I've already got 4 pieces of live rock
That's enough if you want to "seed" the dry rock. Everything that's living on that rock will eventually spread to the other rock. You are going to need another 200 pounds or so.



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Old 05-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Nice one, I appreciate your knowledge.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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Following - I upgraded from a 10g to a 55g and that was fun - now I WISH I had a 240 lol hell, i wish I had a 90! Good luck - will be following. and I agree with what was said above.
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What a huge upgrade! Looking forward to pics and progress.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:14 AM   #9
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Oops my mistake,
Upgrading from a 50litre to a 240litre (not gallon)
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Haha...Then I would like to change my advice of needing another 200 pounds of rock to about 50 pounds of rock.....
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