View Full Version : Can I move my livestock straight over??

09/24/2006, 09:33 AM
I have finally finished my 105 gallon!!!! which involved set.. tear down.. then set up again!! Its been a lenghty process!!!
Any way Im upgrading from a 46 gallon to this larger system probably 120 gallon of water now.

My question is.....
As long as the TEMP, SG, and PH are the same in both tanks. Can I just move everyone straight over without acclimating them??
Keep in mind that they are being moved into newly mixed seawater. (its been mixed for about 48 hrs).

09/24/2006, 09:37 AM
I'd acclimate.. for all the time it takes.

09/24/2006, 09:59 AM
Yeah I certainly believe better safe than sorry.
But if those params are equal what exactly am I trying to acclimate to?
I usaully acclimate till all of those listed match my main tank. But since there already there......

09/24/2006, 10:34 AM
Did the Tank cycle? I am going to be in a very similar situation in the next week or so. how long has the tank been setup?

I am starting a new 150 gal tank. I am starting it with the combination of a 55gal, a 12 gal Nano, and the rest will be new. There will be about 70 lbs of existing Live Rock and most of the substrate.

My thoughts are that I will go through a very fast cycle, but when moving the fish and corals, they should still be acclimated.