I have a 36 tank with some live rock, hermit crabs, 2 pepprmint shrimp, fake & false clownfish that surprisinlgy don't not just mind eachother but literally "hang out". Swim together. A 4 stripped damsel, yellow tail demsel (can read more in detail the specs in my AA profile). I just acquired a mature 50g tank that is Not only bigger but it came with a sand bed full of life and another yellowtail damsel, a 10-15g sump with rio pump, remora HOB
skimmer korilia head, maxijet head as well as 2x175 watt metal hilides.
I was wondering what the best way to transfer all my rock and livestock to the new tank with the least amount of disruption??? I just took both waters in to my LFS
get tested and shockingly the water perimeters weren't too diff, and the girl told me to put fish in buckets with a power head. Remove the rock and SLOWLY place in new tank. Let sit. For awhile for things to settle, acclimate fish than add... of course ths is no easy task but nothing is in this hobby right?
Also the 50 gallon has coral frags and a few other very small corals . I wanted to put a diff lighting fixture that fits perfect on it
I'm away metal hilides are much better than flo. But I have a four bulber fixture with all day lights (gonna change two with blueantic)
Would this be proper for the corols to strive? This is gonna be a reef tank but I will not add any corols of my own expense till I know proper care and have done my homework.... this is my first SW
tank (prior experience with brackish water) and know that I can mantian what I have now (which is sooo fun)...
If any suggestions on how to move everything to the new (older) tank id greatly appreciate it. Or if you just have any qestions or concerns about my set up with ideas that could benifit me more would also be appreciated! Thanks!