feels like dejavu... we upgraded from 30 to 65 not too long ago. Kept all of the old water, placed all fish on a bucket with the heater and a powerhead there to keep the water areated. Kept the live rocks with some old water in a separate bucket. and the rest of the old water on another bucket (or with the live rock if bucket is big enough)
Next step, transferred live sand from old tank to new, then we transfered most of the old water to the new tank, then our live rocks, did the rockscape, hokked up all equipments and stuff.
Then, we topped off the remainder of the tank with some nutri-sea and some declorinated water (nutri-sea is like 11 bucks for 4.5 gallons)
Then, checked water parameters, PH
Then, acclimated the fish to the new tank water (combination of old water and new)
We acclimated anyway to make sure, but when i thought about it, it's really more like doing a 50% water change.
All fish survived this ordeal and they are very happy with new and more tank mates now.
65 Gal Marine
60lbs of LS
and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH
and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV
Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH
and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
Am I Overstocked Yet?