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Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by Puffdaddy on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 12:27 am

just wondering, if i am wanting to put everything that is in my 55 into a new 90 gal except the crushed coral. i am wanting to switch to sand. can i just put the 55 gal of water, live rock, coral, new sand hopefully and fish into new tank and add the other 35 gallons of water and be ok??

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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by J.Davis on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 12:32 am

You might see a mini-cycle, but if your LR is well establish.. it should be minimal. I've moved from tank-to-tank countless times without any real negative affects. Congrats on the 90 Smile
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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by Puffdaddy on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 12:41 am

Thanks very much. im excited. will take photos after i get it set up..

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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by Puffdaddy on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 12:48 am

what would you recommend for a substrate?

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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by J.Davis on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 1:00 am

Personal taste for me is Florida Sand from the Destin area. I have it in my tanks and love it. Others will chime in too...
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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by Puffdaddy on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 1:04 am

is it true that crushed coral helps keep your ph at 8.2 level? does sand do that or is that a downside to using sand?

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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by Yeti on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 1:45 am

As the lucky recipient of a part bucket of said sand, we have to agree, Mrs Y has it in her tank, and I am in the process of mixing it with my crushed coral to give me the effect I was hoping for.
Regardless, I have to totally agree, this is a beautiful sand, white under white lights, and gives a blue or purple effect depending upon the lights you are using.

From the Ph side, I have used crushed coral in my cichlid tanks, along with holey rock, and my Ph is great for Cichlids, being decidedly base. However that maybe due more to the rocks.
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Re: Switching from 55gal to 90

Post by DonnieP on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 9:43 am

Congrats on the new tank! You should be ok to do as you said but just remember to airate the new saltwater for 24 hours before adding it to the tank.
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