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Old 05-11-2009, 05:48 PM   #11
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I would move the LR over into the new tank along with new sand. Then just plan on a cycle but the already cured LR might take care of the cycle. I would have plenty of extra PWC water ready just in case.
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I would move the LR over into the new tank along with new sand. Then just plan on a cycle but the already cured LR might take care of the cycle. I would have plenty of extra PWC water ready just in case.
Thanks! I'm intending adding the new LR and new sand to the tank first, and watching for die-off/a small cycle etc. for a week. Then are you suggesting that I just move everything over from the old tank to the new (old LR, no old sand; fish and filter sponges), and basically keep an eye out for a cycle?
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Thanks! I'm intending adding the new LR and new sand to the tank first, and watching for die-off/a small cycle etc. for a week. Then are you suggesting that I just move everything over from the old tank to the new (old LR, no old sand; fish and filter sponges), and basically keep an eye out for a cycle?
If there is no cycle (as in its already completed) you could begin moving things over at a faster pace than you would in a new tank. If you already have cured LR plus old LR which should be cured should be alright. However still you would need to watch your ammonia daily and not add everything all at once unless some one else recommends it wouldn't be a problem.

My guess is adding everything at once probably wouldn't be an issue unless all the new LR doesn't have enough beneficial bacteria for the bioload.
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If there is no cycle (as in its already completed) you could begin moving things over at a faster pace than you would in a new tank. If you already have cured LR plus old LR which should be cured should be alright. However still you would need to watch your ammonia daily and not add everything all at once unless some one else recommends it wouldn't be a problem.

My guess is adding everything at once probably wouldn't be an issue unless all the new LR doesn't have enough beneficial bacteria for the bioload.
Thanks. The main issue is that I can't move the old LR into the new tank without the livestock, as the old tank would then be left with no LR for filtration etc.

The bioload will be exactly the same for a few weeks until I start to add more - it'll just be in a bigger tank with obviously a much higher volume of water. With me still having the same amount of bacteria on the LR/filter sponges as I have now, and the same livestock, I should be ok with my current livestock to just move everything straight across shouldn't I?
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You can however move part of it at a time. Don't necessarily have to move it all at once. Not to mention if the new LR is cured then you shouldn't have to many issues moving only part of the rock at a time.
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How much in lbs are we talking about between the new and the old LR?
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How much in lbs are we talking about between the new and the old LR?
I'm thinking of putting 15kg (33lbs) of LR into the new 180litre tank for filtration, which I hope will be enough for my livestock. My current LR is probably <5kg (11lbs).
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That will be plenty for the new tank.
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What Mike ment is that you may not need or get a cycle if you take all the rock from your already cycled tank and put it into your larger one. If you add more rock then you might see a small cycle as the bacteria plays catchup. Any of the above will get you started on the new tank. As always...test...test and retest to be sure your readings are stable before adding fish and or corals.
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