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Old 04-12-2005, 04:47 PM   #11
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OK now, What is the best way to acclimate the fish and the corals?

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Old 04-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #12
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I don't know if it's the best way but, here is what I do. I place them in a bucket and run a drip line (airline tubing with a knot tied in it to slow drip) and drip corals over a few hours time (not so long for fish, only about an hour). This gets them used to any changes in the water. Then I float them in the tank til they reach temp before adding them. For new item, I return them to their bags to float. For other thing, I float a plastic tub til it reaches temp. HTH
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I would make sure the substrate smells ok too. If the sandbed was not properly maintained, it could have a lot of nasty waiting to be released.

I have moved my tank 3 times with re-using the sand just be aware. You could scoop the top layer of sand off and keep in separate from deeper sand.

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Thanks Fluff. That is the process I will use.

ellisz, I understand what you are saying. I have 125lbs of ls. Now, In a 125gal tank, how high is the sand bed? Not sure of the proper equation.

Fluff and ellisz, do you suggest moving the tank with the sand intact in the tank or digging the sand out of the tank for the move?

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Dig it out, NEVER move a tank with anything in it. 8O .

Match the SG, temp, ETc from the old setup, float the fish until the temp is the same and release. Corals Def. drip. but the fish should be fine as long as you match the SG, temp, ph, ETC.
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I would have to dig the sand out. A 125 will weigh alot without the sand.

I always just release my livestock back into the tank but I try to re-use 90% or more of my water.
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I agree as well, empty the tank completely.
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