Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Airgoose2222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 442
New 300 gallon tank

I am buying a new (used) tank this week and have a couple questions. I've upgraded tanks before, but this is a big step up. I have three saltwater tanks already (150 gallon, 70, and 40). Can I combine the water/live rock from the 150 and 70 safely (both on separate filters) or just use one tank's water/live rock? Any other thoughts on this about any concerns are welcome. Thanks
__________________

__________________
Airgoose2222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Waylanderxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Colchester, Illinois
Posts: 67
I want to post on this for the information you will receive may benefit me as well >.> !
__________________

__________________
"Oops? What oops? You don't just say OOPS!"
Waylanderxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
skywhitney's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,167
there shouldn't be any issues with combining, people do it all the time. If you combine the fish from the tanks make sure they're compatible first.
__________________
Saltwater: 120g Mixed Reef :|: 20g Mixed Reef
Freshwater: 93g Planted Community
Other: 100g Amazon Milk Frog Vivarium :|: 40b Ghost Cornsnake Terrarium
skywhitney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
Dont mix tank water It's better to use new water and acclimate the livestock to that water Take your time add live rock from all tanks, add the most aggressive last this gives the laid back fish time to find caves
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Airgoose2222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 442
Thanks for the information. Just got the tank this morning. Here's a few pics. It needs a good cleaning, and will debate if I buff it out or not. It'll be a couple weeks until I set it up I'm sure. Will update then.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-676866058.jpg
Views:	577
Size:	172.7 KB
ID:	206877



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1313380055.jpg
Views:	569
Size:	146.9 KB
ID:	206878



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3444929843.jpg
Views:	568
Size:	103.8 KB
ID:	206879
__________________
Airgoose2222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
If it were mine i'd buff it out Nothing worse than setting it up only to find it needs to be done.
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Airgoose2222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 442
Good point. I'm calling a refinishing company on Monday. Hopefully they will do it.
__________________
Airgoose2222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 11:39 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
There are a couple places in my general area that are doing acrylic buffing for between $1.00 to ,50 per gallon. If I had a big acrylic tank, I would do it. Once that is up and running, you won't go back and have it done.

Following too.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Airgoose2222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 442
That doesn't seem too bad. What kin of companies are they? I found a couple plastic repair places in town, just curious if you know more specifically what the companies your referring to call themselves. I will probably reprint the stand and good too while I'm at it. As for a refugium, what size would you think would be good?
__________________
Airgoose2222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 01:03 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
There are a couple that are listed on Craigslist. Aquarium or Acrylic Restoration services is what I would search. Seems like a while ago I used to see them advertise for a dollar a gallon, but I saw another recently for fifty cents.
__________________

__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.