Originally Posted by Antec
So you didn't really have much of a cycle?
And idk I'm stressed about leaving my livestock in buckets overnight lol
As long as you have good water circulation and stable temp in the 20 gal
plastic containers the live stock should be okay overnight. They still have the LR
and the original saltwater and light so they should be comfortable. Make sure you do this while parameter is within tolerance. There will be no cycle since you still have the same LR
and some original water. The additional saltwater would help reduce any spike. The new sand will just be gradually mature as it will be seeded by the LR
and the 3 cups of old sand. BTW, I did not have to do a pwc
for 2 weeks (no skimmer} after the move since my parameter seem to be good. You can gradually add more rocks and livestock as you go along. Just remember the basis for the LR
is how much bioload you have.