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Old 12-12-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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finally i have purchased a bigger tank tnak stand and canopy for 200$ its a 75 i couldnt pass it up so i ll be setting it up soon enough but im worried about moving my coral s what should i do to make sure the water is fully cycled so i can put my corals in soon enough my friend has a reef and if all water is ok would it be a good idea to take water from his and my tank to help fill the 75
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Put the live rock from your old tank into the new one. You might want to shift some of the live sand from old tank also. You should be OK putting your old water combined with new salt water.
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You don't mention how big your current tank is, but moving the old sand will introduce some goodies you want and stir up some stuff you don't want. All in all, you can probably move everything over but I would keep some Bio Spira on hand just in case. You will most likely see a spike of some sort in ammonia, nitrite in a mini cycle kind of way..

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my current tank is 29 gal and what is bio spira
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I just moved to a 55 from a 20.. I completely cycled the 55 with new sand and SW, a chunk of fresh fish and a new piece of LR. I waited at least a month to make the move and I'm glad I did.. no issues at all.

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Bio spira is a pouch of overpriced garbage that a genius marketing department has promoted to convinced people it will cycle their tank for them. I have used it twice and have read other peoples experiences with it. Trust me...save that money for your down payment on the brooklyn bridge. As others have said move as much over from the old tank as possible. By some totes or trash cans and have SW mixed and ready for wc's. You may want to have some prime or similar product available if needed. Also poly filters or PURA filters will help. You can also cycle the tank before the move and seed it with some sand from existing tank.
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Put me down for a down payment on that bridge. I agree totally with Brenden
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