After several lengthy discussions with my husband about it, my plan is to just clean the tank as best I can. Because the tanks aren't actually mine, they are in the classroom I teach in and the previous instructor is "absent" due to a legal issue but could come back or decide he wants the tanks back, I don't want to drop a bunch of money into the tank. Here are my thoughts:
1. Rip everything out and scrub it like a crazy. I am planning on moving the snails into the big salt tank during the cleaning. When I take out and scrub the rock, do I need to keep it in saltwater or can I just do that in the sink?
2. Take out all the sand and rinse it really really well.
3. Remove all those parasitic anemone things from the glass and filters and change the filter. I found a powerhead in one of the cabinets so I'm planning on adding that on too. I know HOBs are probably not the best for salt tanks, but it's what I've got at this point.
4. Put the rock back in and add some of the rock from the big tank to it. This should be okay right?
5. Let everything cycle for ? amount of time.
6. Add fish and/or inverts. I was thinking of putting the fish from the big tank into this one. Until I know if the tank will be mine for good, at which point I'll get fish I actually want.
In the big tank there are:
2 yellow tail blue damsels
1 three striped damsel
1 six line wrasse
1 clown fish no idea what type. Pic is of him
Could any of these go in the 29 gallon?
I guess in the end I'll be doing a FOWLR
tank. Is there anything else I should know/do? Thanks for your help.
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