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Old 04-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #141
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The canopy is solid not worried about that at all. But the cables are not removable from the unit. I suppose I can cut down the cable and do it the same way.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #142
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So I have 45 gallons of water mixed and ready to go. In the old tank there is probably 45 gallons of water. I don't have another mixing tank so this is where I will start with the move tomorrow morning. I am thinking that I will put the rocks and coral in to a bin. The fish in to what I am currently using for my ato water. It is a 10 gallon tank. Then I will move the old tank and stand out of the way. Then put the new tank and stand in its place. First put in my new sand, the dry rocks I have (50lb) then add 45 gallons of water that I have ready than make another 45 gallons. I guess let it mix till Thursday. Then on Thursday add the next 45 gallons if new water. After that add the live rock from my current tank (around 90lb) fill the tank with old water from the tank. Then add the fish. Does this sound right?
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:06 AM   #143
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I would recommend egg crate on the bottom first. Then the base rocks followed by sand. Just to prevent rocks being undermined.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:14 AM   #144
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I've thought about that but not sure
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #145
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I always felt thathaving egg crate in the bottom creates dead spots. it blocks sand-bed critters, snails, worms etc. from moving the sand-bed around.

Nice choice on tank and lights. I'll tag along.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #146
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If it does create dead spots that could end up being anaerobic bacteria. That's a good thing in small amounts. Worms could get there but your right about sand sifters tho. Just don't want rocks resting on the glass bottom, potentially scratching it.
Rocks sitting on sand as you indicated is VERY dangerous tho when the sand sifters get to borrowing onset rocks. AVALANCHE!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #147
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My current tank (55) I did not use any create I have a 5"sand bed rocks are 1/2 way in the sand and I never had any movement problems. Even with a engineer goby.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #148
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Lights are hanging, tank is still full of fresh water and vinager. Nit with lights on I see that there millions of micro bubbles. Could it be the fresh water?

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #149
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Looks good. Everytime I fill a tank for the first time I get those bubbles too. They should go away very quickly .
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #150
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It's on day 5 with the fresh water. I cut power the the powerhead and there gone.
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