well keeping the 25 gallon setup while cycling the 55 gallon tank is not an option, I would have nowhere to put my freshwater fish. Also I mentioned that I wouldnt be able to get alot of rock right away, only bit by bit, i have about 20lbs in my 25gallon that I will transfer over and got someone that offered me 15lbs more but thats all I will be able to do right away. Same goes with sand, I can use what I have in my 55Gallon, and got someone that will give me some more, but the bulk of the sand will have to be either Tropical Play Sand or regular dry aquairum sand, I need a cheaper route in there right now. I know the live sand will seed the play sand/dry sand.
So with what has been said here is what I am going to do. I am borrowing my local marine clubs QT tank and I am going to use that to house my Featherfins, move my smaller fish into the two 10 gallons and then finish emptying my 55 Gallon, wipe the tank out real good and move it to where I want it moved in my room., Fill it with saltwater and then add the play sand (tropical only or dry aquarium sand) then on top of that add the live sand, let the water clear if needed then move over the LR
. once that is set I will bring over my livestock and then begin cleaning the 25gallon to make a permanent home for my Featherfins.
That sound like a good plan?