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Old 01-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #11
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It depends upon your new tank size. If it is a 55 gallon or maybe a 70 and you transfer all the water you might be fine and no cycle. If it is larger, expect a cycle. You can re-use your sand, just rinse it in salt water with a fine mesh strainer, piece of nylon screen (small) or look online for some other ways.
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Thank you, it sounds like the logical thing to do is get new sand. What if i was to completely rinse out the sand in buckets and dry it out to save on new sand? Do you think that would be ok or just start anew?
yes, i don't think you need to dry it, just get the detritus (if any) out of it.
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Sounds good. Thanks for the help. Im planning on starting a new thread of the build once i receive the tank in february.
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yes, i don't think you need to dry it, just get the detritus (if any) out of it.
rinsing it in salt water will also save a good portion of the live in it.
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