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In the process of purchasing a 250l setup incl sump.

Currently has 30kg live rock some coral and snowflake eel.

The plan is to move everything except the eel and when the tank is stable i can bring the eel over.

Any tips and tricks for the setup things i should be wary of when moving.
 
Don't move the tank with any water, rock or sand still inside the tank. Take plenty of buckets, towels and blankets when picking up the tank.
 
Hire a bakkie/trailer if you want to move everything one time
I have an mpv so with the seats folded down there's alot of space. How much of the old water should i keep?

Ant idea where i can get water in central jhb at a decent price. Will also need salt. I take it the live rock should be kept wet
 
Hmm if you have not got an RO unit and a bucket of salt, it would be a good idea to take all the water from the tank.

One good thing about draining a tank is you can really give the water a good clean, especially the substrate.
 
Hmm if you have not got an RO unit and a bucket of salt, it would be a good idea to take all the water from the tank.

One good thing about draining a tank is you can really give the water a good clean, especially the substrate.
Might be difficult to transport 250l of water ! The local pickpay sells RO water thats oxygen enriched. I could possibly use that. Its R1 a liter
 
Might be difficult to transport 250l of water ! The local pickpay sells RO water thats oxygen enriched. I could possibly use that. Its R1 a liter

Don't use that, it contains minerals you don't want in your tank, and will cause algae issues. LFS's also sell RO for around that price, and that will work for the tank.
 
They might be selling RO water but do you know the TDS of the water they selling?

Were about do you stay?
 
Don't use that, it contains minerals you don't want in your tank, and will cause algae issues. LFS's also sell RO for around that price, and that will work for the tank.
Im not sure of water quality. It says zero minerals etc on the bottle. Im in norwood jhb. Il speak to the guys at ourpets and see what they offer
They might be selling RO water but do you know the TDS of the water they selling?

Were about do you stay?
 
Whats the opinion on placement.

I have a window and can place the tank 1m paralel to the window. The window gets sun from 9am to 2pm.

It gets very hot in summer
 
Not a great idea to have it get so much direct sunlight. It will most cert fuel some extra algae growth. Your tank will also most likely overheat in summer as well without a chiller.
 
Sunlight is not always bad, you can grow amazing corals in sunlight, but only if you can keep your phosphates and nitrates under control, else you might have some algae issues. And you will need a chiller in summer definitely. So it can work, but probably more of a mission for a first time marine tank, easier just to keep it out of the sun.
 
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