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Old 04-08-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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How should i restart me tank?

I have a 29 gal reef but the algea has gotten out of controle. K have been working on the upgrade with a sump/fuge and a new skimmer. I want to tear it all down and set up the new one, but i dont know if i should completly restart it by using new water and drying out all the rock with algea on it. Or if i shoud use most of the water from my current tank. The tank has been running for a year and a half but its not the best tank in the world. Any suggestions on it? I have a friend with a tank i can keep my fish and corals in until the tank is ready.

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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If you dry the rock out and start over you will have to recycle the tank. I had that problem a few years back with hair algae so I did a huge water change scrubbed everything that had algae on it in old tank water until I couldn't see any more. I rinse them again in "clean" tank water and placed them back in. I also added chemi clean it took a few weeks but all was well after that.
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Should i use the water thats in there now amd do a water change before i put it in the new tank. Ill also have to add another couple gallons to fill the sump

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Yea you can use 30 to 50 percent of your current water so when u move it over it was a large water change
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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If you have some one willing to hold your live stock, and the algae is bad enough to want to restart the tank I would just restart it. Give the rocks a hydrogen peroxide wash, ditch the sand and refill with new water. You'll probably have a small cycle, but it will be algae free
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