Planning a bit of RE-Aquascaping

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  1. Nickvd

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    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to ask some advice.
    I have decided to reaquascape my RSM 250 this weekend.
    I just have a couple of queries for our experts out there.
    The tank has been setup for almost a year now with a medium to deep sand bed.
    Do I have to remove my fish and corals when I reaquascape?
    Will it cause a mini cycle and if so can I limit the "damage"?

    Corals - frogspawn , hammer , Chalice coral , BTA , leathers , shrooms , zoa's , Kenya tree , clams , xenia.

    Is it a good idea at all?:blush:

    Thanks in advance! :thumbup:
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Depending on how large a rescape you planning i would remove the inhabitants. Will be less stress on the fish and you wont damage corals.
    Upsetting the sand will casue a little nutrient spike but nothing a bit of additives cant fix.
     
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    It shouldnt do too much damage. Just try to limit the amount of substrate disturbance as that could be a problem. Also, i would remove the clams, hammer, BTA & frogspawns from the tank. The rest of the corals should be fine. Also, if possible, try to move all the fish to a holding tank as it will be very stressful to them if you constantly have your hands in the tank moving stuff around.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip as 459b said...

    get a few poly boxes, from lfs or westpac R50 then place some water and heater in there with the corals and fish. them make up some fresh water, water is always short. then take the rock out place in another poly box with tank water and rinse the rocks while you can. clean gravel too

    place rocks back, use as much old water filtered through some filter floss, then place corals and fish back. top up with water... then get a 250ml seachem stability and prime and dose as needed for 7 days or so
     
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    Also, after you are finished with the scaping, just add a bacterial supplement to help cancel out any cycle that might take place.
     
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    Ok shot thanks for all the replies! I appreciate it!
     
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    Like "Special Blend" ?
     
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    i use stability and prime
    but yes like special blend
     
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    Yip, special blend, seachem stability, brightwell aquatics microbacter 7, prodibio biodigest will all do the job!
     
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