Moving to a bigger tank.

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by jmbdrummer, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. jmbdrummer

    jmbdrummer Member

    Good morning,

    Just a few questions to help make sure I don't hurt my fish and corals.

    I am in the process of moving from a 30 gallon tank to a 75. I currently have a reef tank that had been going for over a year. Some of my corals are attached really well to my live rock. How do I move these? I have new water in the new tank. I was told at my LFS not to use the same water and use new water, is this the best way? How do you acclimate the rock with corals attached? I know I can float the fish and acclimate that way. But my main concern is the corals. Any suggestions? Thank you.
     
  2. lmforbis

    lmforbis Well-Known Member

    You can put the whole rock with coral attached in a bucket with old water and slowly add water from the new tank. If your parameters are the same it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  3. jmbdrummer

    jmbdrummer Member

    Thank you. That is what I was thinking but wasn't sure. Should I use the old water in the new tank or just dump it?
     
  4. jay0705

    jay0705 Well-Known Member

    Aslong as your prams match you can dump the old
     
  5. lmforbis

    lmforbis Well-Known Member

    Yep stick with new water.
     
  6. jmbdrummer

    jmbdrummer Member

    Thanks for all the advice. For the most part everything is moved except for the old crushed coral. I need to vacuum it. I attached a picture. Thanks again.
     

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  7. Luanne

    Luanne Member

    How are your fish doing now since it has been awhile now?
     
  8. jmbdrummer

    jmbdrummer Member

    Thank you for asking. The fish and corals are doing great. I have even added some new fish and a few more frags. I am in the process of building light stands to hold the new lights. I will post pictures soon. Thanks again to everyone for all the advice.
     
  9. Luanne

    Luanne Member

    Glad to hear it. I am in the process of moving my tank to a bigger tank. Added my first fish tonight
     
  10. jmbdrummer

    jmbdrummer Member

    It is definitely a stressful time at least it was for me. Good luck. Hope everything goes well. Post pics sometime.
     
  11. Luanne

    Luanne Member

    Well the first fish in the tank is doing great. Made thru the night. I'll post pics when it is all done. That is my tank as of last night
     

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  12. Luanne

    Luanne Member

    Got it all moved today
     

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  13. one-fish

    one-fish Member

    Been following along......Nice..so sit back and enjoy !!! Good Job !!
     
  14. Luanne

    Luanne Member

    Thanks!!!!!!
     

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