Moving tank to different spot


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Hi there

I am moving my 60 gallon tank to a different spot. I will be emptying the tank completely. I am struggling at the moment with high levels of Nitates and therefore also hairy green algae and cyanobacteria algae because of that I suspect. The reason for it I think is rock placement and circulation of water not very efficient.

I have a compact tank and have been struggling to get flow extentions for existing flow so as to regulate the flow better. I have decided to do larger waterchanges in future and to try and use less rocks.

My question today, should I give the sand a good rinse when I do the move or will it destroy too much good bacteria?

I had a reactor with biomedia in my tank, but it smelled too much and the biomedia also clunked together instead of swirling, so I took it out. Should I add the reactor to the tank again and what should I put inside, biomedia or maybe something else like charcoal or other media?

Thank you.:swim:
 

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Had you moved the tank already?

You can rinse the substrate, with old tank water. That would not kill the bacteria you got.
 
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Had you moved the tank already?

You can rinse the substrate, with old tank water. That would not kill the bacteria you got.
Hi Riaan, yes thank you, I moved the tank succesfully. Just replaced about 40% water with new water. Rinsed the sand in last bit of remaining water and emptied that out. Everything looking good and healthy thank you.
 
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