New tank

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  1. callie

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    Hi all. My question is, im buzy building my new 1.5m tank to replace my existing 1m tank, so must i wait for tank to go throw cycle again if i use my existing 20kg of live rock and water and just add sea water until new tank is on level.
     
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    Hi callie what you can do is use the first 60% of water and not the rest and add your live rock as it is already cycled and stabality ,pls double the dose for the first 4 days and there after on a 1,5mt tank use 6caps every day for 1 week and use prime from seachem as well for 3 days ,and you should be ok,also pls correct your ph and kh and cal before adding live stock
     
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    Hi Callie - sorry man. 1st time I saw your thread. And yes. You should/would have a cycle - BUT, a shortened one. The cycle time would be much shorter.

    IMarine gave you great advice. So - if you dose bacteria for the 1st while, the extra bacteria should help in shortening the cycle a wee bit....

    BUT, you will still go through a cycle period, though!
     
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    Good luck bra...
     
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    A short cycle would be best maybe a month or so would be enough...
     
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    Busy testing everything with fresh water. Close loop system is working real good. No leaks till now.
     
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    Want to start doing my aqua scaping this morning and hope to fill tank with sea water by the end of the day.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Cool Callie - just one word of warning though - those AquaH2O tanks seems to be cracking and bursting at the bended/rounded edges. Quite a few have burst in the past few months, of fellow reefers.

    Perhaps also investigate something that would secure and strengthen the rounded corners of the tank.

    Good luck with the aquascaping and saltwater filling! Keep us up to date!
     
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    callie

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    Tank was build by myself. Used 10mm bracing at top ad bottom of tank. Should be fine.

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    Ah cool - sorry man. Thanks for explaining. WOW - from that pic it looks JUST like the AquaH2O tanks! WOW! Great build!
     
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    Tank update.
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    Very nice. Well done! :thumbup:
     
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    looks very nice and neat build
     
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    Tank looks awesome!:thumbup:
     
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    Congrats!! looks really sweet..
     
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    sweet looks good
     
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    Looking absolutely fabulous so far, Callie Congrats, mate! BTW: What brand of skimmer is that?
     
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    callie

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    Update photos of new tank

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    Looking good, are you doing any corals ?

    Anthias don't do well as single fish, you need a couple more
     
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    Tank looks like it is going very well, Callie! Keep up the fantastic work , mate! BTW: You still did not answer me on the skimmer? What brand is it, please?
     

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