Ok, I purchased a 110 high gal
tank about 7 months ago. I had it set up by me LFS
in my home. I am starting to work in a few corals and now I don't like the tank. I want to sell the tank and stand and purchase a 125 long rather than tall. I think in the long run it would make a much better reef set-up. So...my question is this, I can't cycle a new tank because I want to use all of the equiptment I have under the tank currently. Wet/dry with bio-balls, protein skimmer, uv
ster, chiller, but I also want to ad a refug in the new tank because I will have more room in a 6 ft long instead of 4 ft. I will have room, YEA! But how do I do it without cycling a tank? I have 9 fish, 50 hermits, 50 turbos, 3 starfish, 100 lbs of LR
(I want more which I will buy a week ahead to cure) a star polyp, a brain coral, a plate coral, some mushrooms, and some sponge and other stuff that came on LR
. I want to change to a DSB
instead of crushed coral. Can I just setup the new tank w/o cycling by taking out all livestock while underwater and placing them in a container, live rocks in another, and coral in another. Then put new live sand, then use clear tubing to siphon all water from old tank to new move all equip to new, set-up refug and connect it all and add by rock, coral, and fish? Will the new livesand cause a cycle? Or will this totally not work at all? My wet/dry is for a 125 as is all of my equip. So that is not an issue. I have bacteria on the bioballs, will that be enough to not cause any cycle and kill everything? Please help with any suggestions. Can I put the old crushed coral in the refug to help no cycle or spikes? I am really confused. I want to do it right so I will do in about a month or so after I know EXACTLY what to do as I don't want to lose anything. Thanks for any info.