Hey there people, this is my first post here and I have to say I really like the site!
With that said, my friend bought me a 40 gallon glass tank as a gift for me. With it I got a protein skimmer with a UV
sterilizer, simple canister filter, 48" 120 watt power compact, and a heater. I have about 60 lbs of LR
and a 2.5 inch sand bed. He paid well over $400 for all this.
Just yesterday I found a guy selling a 100 gallon glass tank with stand 110 lbs of Fiji LR
, wet/dry filter, trickle down tower, skimmer, and 12 end caps with 2 ballasts all for $250. Today I am going to go pick it up in a few hours. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on how to transport the LR
. It is a 2 hour drive back from where I am picking it up. Also after I get it what suggestions can you offer on how to set it up so I can use the 60 lbs of LR
from my old tank in this new one? Is there a speical process I need to go through?
I should also mention that the new tank I am buying has some scratches on it that I will need to remove first. So I was thinking of putting all the LR
in the 40 gallon and fixing the 100 gallon for a few days and painting the stand black, and then putting all of the LR
back in the 100 gallon.
Also the wet/dry filter on the new tank has 11 years worth of biological load in it. Should I dump it and start again or use this beneficial water???
Sorry for all of the question just don’t want to mess up.
A prompt response would be very nice considering I am leaving to go pick it up in a few hours. Thank you.