Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 114
Combining 2 tanks into 1 new tank. Need Help.

I bought a 30 gallon tank so that I can combine almost everything that is in my 16gallon (over a year old) and 14 gallon tanks (over a year old). I will be transferring the LR, fish, and coral. The only thing that I won't transfer over is the sand in both tanks, but I'll be putting new sand of the same type.
My questions:
1. Will there be a cycle in the new 30gal tank even though I'll be transferring about 30+ pounds of LR from my 2 established tanks?
2. Can I put in my fish and coral right away after setting my LR in new tank?

Chirp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
begginersluck's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Jersey Channel islands
Posts: 653
You could have a mini cycle from disturbing your sand and rock. I have moved a few tanks and changed tanks etc and iv'e always been ok. I would suggest that you rinse your sand in your aquarium water then discard the water.

Make sure you transfer about 75% of the watrer and top the rest up with fresh saltwater. That should help with your nitrates.
begginersluck is offline   Reply With Quote

tan, tank, tanks

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.