hey. not many of u will remember me. i was a regular on here a long time ago. but i am just in the process of upgrading from my 15 gal
nano reef to a 30 gal
tank. i will need to cycle the new tank before transfering my clown fish and live rock. but i am wondering the best method to do the switch. i was going to take a HOB
filter i currently have running on my established tank and let it run on the new tank. this will allow the new filter to build up with the needed backteria and seed the sand. i was gonna put about 20 pounds of new sand in the tank aswell then transfer over the other sand. maybe throw a pice of the live rock in the new tank as well. im just trying to figure out the best way to do it to avoid killing off any of the rock or causing and major algea out breaks
any tips and ideas would be great. the new set up with be as follows
penguine 350 HOB
filter running crushed live rock and a foam filter pad as the media. the filter pad will be changed weekly. i will be eventually upgrading to a sump set up. just not right now.
1 hydor 425 gph
1 150watt eheim jager heater
aragonite reef sand
figi live rock
i will be getting very shortly a 36" 4x t5 ho
156w lighting. with moon leds. i currently have 2 coralife 24" pc
50/50 lights to work with.
if you need any more details please ask
ps. i already made this thread in the "getting started" section but didnt get a single response lol. so i appologize for making it twice. but i figured some of the more experienced people may not be hanging out in the getting started section. if a mod sees fit please delete whichever thread u feel to be in the wrong place.