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Old 11-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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upgrading to a 70 gallon

Just like everyone says, start small and upgrade. At the present time I have a 36 gallons bowfront. It has 30 lbs of sand, 40 lbs of live rock. The tank has fish and some coral. The wife suggested now we move our 70 gallon tank up stairs and start it. My question is, what is the best way to use the existing items in the bf and move them to the new 70 gallon. Can I transfer water, sand and rock into the new tank and add extra sand and rock and water without major problems.

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Depending on what you have. You may need a bigger skimmer if you have one already or a skimmer if you don't. If you have corals/anemones you will need another light fixture or new light fixtures. You can transfer the rock and water without issue. I moved my sand with my last tank upgrade(shallow sand bed) but most recommend starting with all new sand rather than moving.
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