My wife and I have been doing a lot of reading and have decided that we want to setup a SW
tank at our new home. We have decided on a 120-150 gallon size and came across the following setup online:
150 Gallon Salt Water Aquarium
It appears to be a decent setup and we know that there will probably be some things that we will want to add as we go along. I know for a fact that we will be starting over with the fish so I am not as curious about that angle. I am interested on any feedback regarding this setup (especially concerning the tank not being drilled and whether that is good or bad and any information you have about the eclipse system added for extra filtration) but really have several questions to ask.....
1) When I go pickup this tank, I am going to put all the livestock in a bin with some water from the tank. How long will the livestock last in this bin without filtration, etc? Any input on transporting the livestock would be greatly appreciated.
2) Also going into bins will be the live rock and I have the same question. How long do I have before the live rock will start to die and cause me problems in the "new" tank? Again, any input on transporting the live rock will be appreciated.
3) How much of the 150 gallons of water should I plan to move in order to keep the "cycle" intact once I set everything up at my place. I plan to wait to add some fish until the tank is setup and really ready for them, but I don't want to risk losing the live rock and corals.
I know that I will probably have more questions as I go along and this seems to be a great resource for information.
Thanks for reading and I would love to hear any suggestions or tips for transporting and setting up this tank in my home. I really do want to do things right and am open to your input.