Tank Move

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  1. SIMS

    SIMS

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    Hi All

    I currently have a 500l tank, with about 6 fish and 20kg's rock. I have removed the DSB and sump as I needed it to setup the new system. I have about 100kg's of rock that has been sitting in tubs and a tank for a good few months. Not a spec of anything on the rocks. No skimmate from skimmers and all rocks have stopped expelling debrits. So nice and clean.

    Can I fill up the tank with new salt water and add in cured rock and whole tanks contents all one go?

    New tank will have a large DSB and enough of flow, lights ect...?
     
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  3. Mike

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    As long as the rock has cycled (test to make sure) then there is no reason why not, i would make as much spare salt water as you can - i would use half the old and have half new (the old will seed the tank, but when you start to get near the bottom you will be stirring up so much crap you probably won't want to add it)
    Then give yourself loads of time to change over, it is surprising how long it takes.
     
  4. SIMS

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    Yip Rock is fully cured....
     
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    Sims you should be okay. Remember the tank will still cycle, even with the cured rock. Keep an eye on ammomia and nitrite and do water changes if needed.
     
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