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Old 12-27-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Upgrade from 39g to 55g, what to do?

Hello and thank you all in advance!

So currently I've a 39gal and just purchased a 55gal. Not sure if I should start new in the 55 and transfer over some of what I have in the 39? Not happy with the original selection on live rock when i built the 39 about year and a half ago, I got suckered into the live Florida rock, and it has been a nightmare. Still think there are unwanted guests and die off.

Anyway, need some input?

Build 55 completely new, new rock sand etc

Or transfer over what's in the 39 minus the sand. New sand no matter what I do.

Mind is stuck on what to do?! HELP!
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You can transfer everything over, but if you don't like the rock now is the time to address it. That'd be up to personal preference at that point.
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You can transfer everything over, but if you don't like the rock now is the time to address it. That'd be up to personal preference at that point.


I think I'll save a few pieces of the rock I have now. And start with new rock on this one and add what I keep to get some coralline going.

To cycle the new tank is a skimmer needed? I don't remember? Or can I getaway with just some power heads and a heater?
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no skimmer is needed to cycle just power heads you also don't need to use any lighting
don't forget a deli shrimp
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/cycle-your-salt-tank/
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no skimmer is needed to cycle just power heads you also don't need to use any lighting
don't forget a deli shrimp
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/cycle-your-salt-tank/


Thanks, that's what I thought been a while sense I cycled a tank
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