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Old 01-12-2014, 09:37 AM   #21
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When I get this home should I rinse the sand thoroughly?
Disrupting the sand bed is going to cause a spike your inhabitants might not live through. It might be better to remove the sand completely during the move and replace it with new, dry sand (thoroughly rinsed). If you want to keep this sand, I would rinse the heck out of it. Over time, a lot of uneaten food and fish poop settles between the grains of sand, and stirring it up will be dangerous.
Even if you leave it alone, pulling the rock out might be enough to stir it up.

About the rock, I would get a bunch of rubbermaid bins from walmart and try to transport it mostly or completely submerged in the tank water to limit die off during the trip. The fish in a separate container of course.

I disagree with the statement that ANY butterfly is an easy to care for, beginner fish.
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Thank you for that info. I'm about a half hour away from my new tank. Beyond stoked!!
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One more thing- have a large water change ready for when you get it set up. This way, if something spikes, you can do something about it instead of watching your fish suffer.
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Remember to get rid of the achillies and blue tang, achillies belong in experts tank, and blue tangs get big.
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This is not an achillies. It's a tomini tang.
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Oh, i thought you said achillies, tomini i think can be kept in that tank size, but the blue tang is an ICH MAGNET! When i had one, it had 2 cases of ich in 6 weeks. Good luck
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Ah...Keep the Tomini if he's not too big.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #28
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I just purchased a 96G corner setup on Craigslist for $550usd. It is going to cost me ~$300 to rent a truck to go pick it up 2.5 hours away. (I promise this isn't a math question) So at a total of $850 can someone please confirm or deny if this was a good deal. Also any tips or tricks to help this move be successful will be appreciated.

Here is what it comes with:

96 gallon reef ready corner tank and stand in mint condition
100lbs of live rock with some soft corals
25gal wet dry underneath tank
2x150w metal halide with 2 T5 bulbs (one ballast will need to be replaced cause it gets hot and trips the breaker on it)
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I would have rented a UHaul $19.99 for the day
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I would have rented a UHaul $19.99 for the day
Plus mileage.
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still cheaper than $300.
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