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Old 02/05/2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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60 gallon to 180 now front

Hi all, I have a 60 gallon tank and I'm ready to start my move to the 180 bow front. My question is how can I move everything in my 60 over without sending the tank into a new cycle. I have about 60 pounds of live rock and plan on adding another 60 or 70 pounds more.

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Old 02/05/2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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I'd use new sand and also make sure the new rock is fully cycled

If you can to be safe I'd add the new sand/rock to the new 180 and then add the old rock slowly along with the livestock

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Old 02/06/2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks hijinks,

My LFS said the same but to add extra bacteria to the tank and slowly add new rock. I do plan on using new sand (black I think) and I would like to not bring over and bristol worms if possible.

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Old 02/12/2018, 11:23 AM   #4
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I moved my 40 to a 90 all in one day and looking back at that I was lucky I didn't kill everything. Do it slowly!

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Old 02/12/2018, 11:34 PM   #5
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the Way I did my tank transfer, I aquasacpe the new tank with new live rocks filled it till the rock submerged. Added a heater & circulation pumps. When it was time to do a water change from the other tank, I transferred the water to the new tank, then the live rocks & livestock. Test the water parameters every other day, had small cycle. Not enough to crash the system.

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