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Old 04-04-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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55g upgrade to 72g

Ok so I need help I am upgrading my 55g to a 72g and need help on how to go about this I literally don't know where to start because I have fish and coral in my 55 that I want to keep in the 72 what is the most logical way to trancfer all my live rock and coral and fish. But I need a way to get rid of all the bubble and hair algae so as to not have a massive algae break out again and are uv staralizeers good for stoping that and how should I set up the sump in the bottom I really need help I feel like a lost puppy
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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I was going to try the same process, but decided to eat the cost of live rock, sand, and time. Just set up the new system, let it cycle fully, then slowly started moving stuff over. I couldn't figure out a good way to just move them over safely. Good luck, let me know how it goes

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Ok I can't remember but is it 2 or 3lbs of rock per gallon? And is there any way to do it so I don't have to drop a ton of money on it?
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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It's usually 1-2 lbs/gal. You can look in to dry rock or base rock, both are usually 1/3 the price of LR
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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I did 1.5 pounds per Gallon. Was able to find a lfs that was closing, so most I got for a few bucks a pound, then ordered some nice pieces to finish off from aquarium arts in California
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Yeah I was gonna just cycle with base rock and live sand for like one month then add like 10lbs of live then cycle for another month
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I have a bunch of dry base rock in various sizes, you anywhere near CT by chance?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #9
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That's a bit much for the drive, lol. Was worth a try, figured you can have the base rock, and I can give my wife back some storage area lol
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So I would like to use my rock in my tank now but it has a lot of algae on it like bubble and hair how can I get this removed can I get a step by step way. And yeah thanks for trying
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