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Old 05-18-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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Upgrading to a 210

Hey guys, I have a few questions for you all. I'm thinking if upgrading to a 7ft tank(210g) from my 90g in the near future😁 and was wondering:
1. What skimmer do you recommend?
2. Can I use the sand that I have in my 90g now? Would I have to clean it if I do?
3. How should I go about moving all livestock into the new tank
4. Do I transfer the same water that's in the old tank into the new one?

This is the first time I do a move so lmk if there's anything else I'm missing. Thanks!
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2.) yes,yes
4.) yes
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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Do you recommend any skimmers for that size tank?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:16 AM   #4
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Well what's your price range... Because the skimmer I currently run is a little over $700
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:23 AM   #5
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Id say around $250-400
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:48 AM   #6
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I would check out reef octopus
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:17 PM   #7
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Bubble Magus Curve 7 or NAC8 could work depending in how you plan to stock. I just got a NAC5 for my 60g and like it. Very quiet, already skimming well after just a few days.

I would use as much from the old tank as possible. Is probably use the old water if the nitrates were not too high. Sand I would rinse most of, but would throw a few scoops in "dirty" for the bacteria. With both, you will obviously need more to fill the larger tank.

I would transfer fish in 5g buckets.
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I recently upgraded my 60 gal to 150 gal with 72" foot print at the same spot. Here is what I did.
1. I Moved the live stock to 2 separate 20 gal plastic containers with LR and water from old tank. Heaters, power heads and lights were provided. I saved the remaining water to another containers since the params are good.
2. After the new stand and tank were in place, I do the preliminary aquascaping and added the new substrate which was rinsed a day before. I added about 3 cups of old sand without mixing with new sand. This is to transport some bb and minute cucs.
3. With the new water mixed with some old I let the tank run overnight without the skimmer.
4. Next day I made sure the params on both tanks and plastic containers are within tolerance before moving all the remaining LR and livestock to new tank, All corals remain attached to the original rocks.

It went smooth like a breeze.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #10
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Upgrading to a 210

So you didn't really have much of a cycle?

And idk I'm stressed about leaving my livestock in buckets overnight lol
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