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Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #661
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #662
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Sweet which part?

Which was is the easiest to do a transfer. I don't have any way to let the new tank cycle with new rock and new sand plus it's going in the same spot as my current tank is. So I was going to get a big bucket thing and put all the rock in and coral in a seperate container with the fish. Then move the stand and current tank out of the way. Then put the new stand, sump and tank in its spot. Then put the rock where i want it and put the sand in (may need another bag or 2 of sand) then fill it back up with tank water plus new freshly made sw. Place corals back where I want them and make sure all plumbing is correct?
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #663
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Sounds perfect. I rinsed my new sand really good To remove any die off . That is if your going with live sand. Any sand I would rinse good no cloudy water.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #665
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Sweet which part?

Which was is the easiest to do a transfer. I don't have any way to let the new tank cycle with new rock and new sand plus it's going in the same spot as my current tank is. So I was going to get a big bucket thing and put all the rock in and coral in a seperate container with the fish. Then move the stand and current tank out of the way. Then put the new stand, sump and tank in its spot. Then put the rock where i want it and put the sand in (may need another bag or 2 of sand) then fill it back up with tank water plus new freshly made sw. Place corals back where I want them and make sure all plumbing is correct?
Also keep your filter media. I've always used new sand to prevent die off issues. I keep everything wet and move as quickly as possible. I also have started dosing with Seachem stability. It's not a fix all but it seems to keep huge spikes from occurring!
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I upgraded from a 55 not all that long ago. Did it in less than 24 hours. Rocks and coral went in to totes, fish went in to a QT tank. Put in dry sand and dry rock in the new tank. I also used as much of the old water as I was able to. Remember it went from a 55 to a 120 so lots of new water. This was almost 4 months ago the new tank has not been a problem but I can tell you that you can tell its not a established reef!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:24 PM   #668
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I lived in KP just like you Tommy
I just haven't been back in 40+ years
the trick is to get out young or you'll never leave lol
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Thanks for the tips.


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your ok tommy
my sister has 2 water beds on 2nd floor most of the houses in the area are built the same
she's over by ashland/primrose area your not far from her
I also kept a 60g in my room when I lived at home just be sure to cover as many joists as you can to distribute weight
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