Well crap. Here is my new situation. I bought a new test kit tonight. Results are as follows.
Nitrate 40 What can I do to lower?
8.4 Isn't ideal 8.2? Any suggestions?
Ammonia 0 The kit I had was inaccurate.
So I guess this means the tank is cycled?
Now the new part. How do I get my 80 up and going without having to completely cycle again? Can I add the sand, put my old water into the new tank and fill the rest with new water / mix? Wouldn't this be the same as a water change? If I can do the old with new I will get a tub and mix prior to taking down the 55 so it is all ready at the same time.
Then I'll do my LR
after that and put it into the tub after I make a new mix and get it warmed up and ready to go.
I'll stop here for now, though I have more questions I'll wait to see the answers to these. Sorry guys I just want to do this right.
When I bought the 80 last night I wasn't to concerned about cycling again. It was going to be set up the way I should have done it in the first place. lol DON"T LISTEN TO PETCO!!!!!!