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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I have been curing my rock I got from BRS in my new nano tank. I have been taking readings and my tank has also been cycling during this process. (Ammonia spike already and now nitrites and nitrates spiked and are dropping. ) I am going to be moving this tank to its permanent location once...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I found a post asking how to move a tank. My guess is the author was moving and wanted to bring his tank with him. Makes sense. Having moved various tanks several times, with two moves longer than 1,000 miles, a third at 700, and another move approaching inside a month I feel qualified to weigh...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I moved a 55 gallon tank (2 weeks ago) with live rock, sand and 5 fish. Whem setting it back up I put the live rock back in over the old sand and put the fish in. after testing the water my nitrates are over 160, phosphates are at 2 and everything else is good. I did a 50% water change with RODI...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I recently got a very good deal on a 75 gallon tank and stand and want to move everything from my 55 to the 75 due to the width restrictions. The only problem is I would need to add about 20-30lbs of new sand. I obviously do not want the tank to cycle with all of my corals and fish in it. Does...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a 10 year old reef tank on craigslist. The tank is 55 gallon and has about 50lbs of live rock, covered in mushrooms, sponges, and a couple other soft corals. I believe the substrate is aragonite and it has a plenum underneath the sand bed. There is only 1 fish a regal tang...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My wife and I have been discussing moving from Texas to the Carribean. We have a 30 gal. with 5 fish and a bunch of polyps. Would it be practical to move them and how would you do it?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Okay everyone, Right now I have my 75 gallon tank upstairs. It has about 35 poudns of live rock+ another 40 of "dry" almost live rock. Maybe at this point its even live. I have 2 clowns and a foxface in there. 1 cleaner shrimp and about 30 crabs and 20 snails with 2 pieces of coral. I would...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'v just finished setting up my new 30g and was wondering how long to leave it before moving my corals across? the only thing in the tank at the moment is sand and live rock. I will probably move some of the water out of the 10g and put it in the 30 and i will run the 10g's filter on the 30 for...
  9. Crustaceans
    Hi I'm just about to move into a bigger tank and need some help. Till now I was runing small TMC 15litres tank. I have about 3Kg of live rock in it, and few soft corals like mushrooms, xenia, zoas, star polyps and finger leather coral. Also 2 blue leg hermits, turbo, assasin snail and my beloved...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I am moving out of the dorms and into my first house and I have a 6 month old 14 gal biocube. I need some questions answered on what the best way to move my tanks would be/ will the tank need to go through it cycling process again if I take out 60 percent of the water? Also should I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm new here but I'm going to jump right in and tell you guys my current situation, cuz I see a lot of other people asking about tank moves etc but I'm still unsure of how I'm going to do this. I'm upgrading my 60g reef aquarium (which does NOT have a sump, has a few fish and LPS and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    From my other thread. Okay I am gearing up now for the move on friday. Here are my params for the old 55g. Mag 1490 Alk 7.7 Ca 370 Salinity 1.026 exactly Temp 79F My question is this. I plan to make the new ASW in the new system pretty much match the old tank as best I can. Assuming I match...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hi folks, I had a number of helpful responses last week when considering the set up to buy, and that was a big help in making my choice: a 55-gallon tank with nearly a hundred pounds of live rock. There have been some frustrations though in the set up, and I'm hoping for some good ideas. I...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I amgetting ready to move my 125 gallon reef tankin a couple of weeks when i move across town. i AM LOOKING FOR ANY HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP THIS MOVE GO EASIER. I have a full reef with corals. whatsthe best way to keep thesand bed alive as i can not move it in the tank as the itis too heavy. can i...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I'm moving my 29g biocube at the end of the month. The ls is about 1 yr old. I've heard some conflicting views to using old sand. So i figured I would ask yall! What are the pros/cons to using new sand? or should I keep the sand I have to help prevent a cycle? Currently in the tank I have...
  16. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Well, as some of you know, my wife and I picked up a new house in Osceola. Saturday I am moving my 180G reeftank, and have been working to get everything ready. I am moving the tank in before we move ourselves in. Here is what I have done so far: 1. Tore out the carpet and laminate flooring...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hi! im going to be getting a 10ft x 2.5ft x 2.5ft tank (thanks to insurance claim from mottybike accident with broken leg :D:D:D:D:D), and im really wondering how im going to get it in my house its going in my back room, which is the one with the door to the conservatory, and the door is just...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    How in the world is it done without killing all the corals? I have a 29 now, and I am going to switch everything to a 45 with T5 lighting instead of VHO. The 45 is sitting in my garage.....and my 29 is bursting with corals. How in the world do I move all my stuff to the new tank.......without...
  19. Reef Fish
    Hello, tomorrow I'm moving form Portland OR to Rock Springs WY just under 900 miles. I'm taking my tank with me. I only have a few inhabitants my two clowns and few crabs. Does anyone have any good tips for a successful long distance move? Any help is appreciated Thanks Mike
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