Originally Posted by BucJason
totally unnecessary, but knock yourself out.
Also, make sure you have a few good air pumps because your fish are gonna be in those buckets for a while. It's going to take forever for all that sand to settle....not to mention all the gunk you're gonna stir up may send your tank into mini-cycle.
Good luck !
When I condensed two 55s into one 120, it took about 24 hours to have everything settle, crystal clear. I added the fish back in once the salt and the temp were ok, about an hour after I filled the tank. It was so foggy I could not see the LR
or any fish. I did not lose any fish / inverts. and they are not any worse for the wear.