After a move two years ago, things just progressively went downhill with my 140g FOWLR
and I was never able to get back to the nice, stable environment that I had pre-move. Cyano
and aiptasia, and ick took over and that was the beginning of the end. The last inhabitant, a rather nasty, opinionated miniatus that was responsible for the downfall (and consumption) of several other tank mates finally gave up the ghost about a week and half ago. I left all of the mechanicals running, but turned the lights off while I pondered what to do.
So, I really think that I want to remain in this hobby and want to give it another shot. Afterall, the investment so far has been nothing to sneeze at. I'd like to get some help from the forum for anyone who has started over, without really ever having shut down.
I've got approx 180lbs of live rock, that i assume is still "good", so is it okay to reintroduce it to the restarted tank? What type of cleaning/sanitation do I need to go through with my skimmer, my wet/dry, etc.? I've pretty much assumed that once it get the tank and overflows scraped down that I've got multiple, massive PWCs coming and a re-cycle period. That just sounds too simple, and I'm sure that I'm missing some steps.