First off I'd like to say that there seems to be a lot of very knowledgable people around here so after reading some of the posts in this forum I think I've finally come to the right place so here goes.
I currently have a 15 gallon FOWLR
with about 25lbs of live rock and 20 lbs of sand along with a few turbo snails and hermit crab that has been going for approximately 2 years. I just bought a 75 gallon tank and am planning on putting everything from the 15 into it.
1. Do you guys think I'll have to go through a cycling process with this changeover?
2. How long after the change over do you suggest waiting until stocking it with a few fish?
3. Should I just let the lr
, sand, snails, and crab take care of the cycle for me? I've got 2 penguin 330's I plan on using for filtration from a previous cichlid tank (that's righ...another cichlid guy sees the light!) and can run the filter that's currently on the 15 gallon as well, though it won't be permanent.
4. Assuming at least a couple of fish listed below are feasible, which one's do you think I should add first?
As far as inhabitants for the 75, I'm looking at the following fish and would like any advice (good/bad) you could provide:
Royal Gramma Basslet
Yellow Longnose Butterfly
Blonde Naso Tang
Aurora Watchman Goby
Yellow Watchman Goby
Six Line Wrasse
Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse
I know I don't have the capacity for all of these fish and will definately have to cull some of them but, these are the ones I'm interested in so maybe we can start chopping from there. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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75 gallon (finally got water in it in late June)
40 lbs aragonite select sand
25 lbs live rock
10 lbs of base rock added 7-6-05
2 x Penguin 330 w/bio wheel
40 watt Powerglow