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Old 05-20-2011, 11:12 AM   #61
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I would put the base rock in there, then move 40 lbs of your live rock over to the 180. That will leave you enough rock in the 55 until you complete the cycle. After the cycle move the rest of the rock and livestock over.
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yea i might try that idea
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #63
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It worked well when I moved my 35 gallon into the 65. Keep us posted on things.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #64
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k will do i get most of my stuff next week just gotta place the order for base rock etc im really trying to take my time with this aquascaing this time so im gonna try to get some aquarium safe epoxy or putty to do it the way i want
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:19 AM   #65
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I had minor if not any cycles when I moved tanks. I plan on doing the move I one day hopefully. I might just move the rock over the the livestock the next day or so.
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so let me ask you if i did move everything over and leave the fish in the 55G would they go crazy with no rocks for a day or 2
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #67
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I left the bottom rocks and they were fine.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:24 AM   #68
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I would worry because you don't know how long the cycle will take. I mean, a 55 to 180 is a massive size difference. Even if you put all the live rock in, the tank could take a week or two, and your leaving your live stock with no natural biological filter.
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yea thats something to think about as well
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Definately following. Goodluck!
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