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I am about to upgrade my tank to a bigger one. What are the advice when I transfer my corals from my display tank to a frag tank without killing any of them? Shall I use some of the water from the DT or not? My biggest concern is the sps. They are too finicky. I assume if I use some of the old water, the parameters will be more stable in the frag tank than using fresh salt water. Thanks

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I've moved many of tanks but nothing specific to SPS up until recently so I can't be of much service. However if you happened to make a bunch of little frags from breaking things you know who you can send them too...(whistle)

 

I would think Brad would be a good person to chat with about this since he had his temporary 150 setup to house the corals and fish until his 400 was setup.

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I've moved many of tanks but nothing specific to SPS up until recently so I can't be of much service. However if you happened to make a bunch of little frags from breaking things you know who you can send them too...(whistle)

 

I would think Brad would be a good person to chat with about this since he had his temporary 150 setup to house the corals and fish until his 400 was setup.

 

I am hoping he will chime in. Can your tank hold any more corals, Jesse?

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I would always find room for more, or get rid of some for new ones.. (laugh)

 

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Mine can so skip Noob and send them here!!!(threaten) I've upgraded more than I care to admit this last year and I made it a point to use as much of the DT water as I could.

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When I did the temp tank I set it up as a brand new tank, I seeded it with live sand from my 75 I was going to be tearing down, I did the entire cycle thing, once it was cycled, I gradually moved things over to the 'transition tank' (live rock, corals etc) over the course of a week or so if I recall.

I did a thread on it, but basiclly I treated it like a new tank. Give me a call tomorrow if you want to discuss specifics, I never lost anything if I remember right and there are few things I did that I should have done differently

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I got a rubbermaid tub filled it with my tank water made a stand for my skimmer placed all my rock on the bottom and cut a big piece of eggcrate to fit to a proper depth.Stuck on both MP-40's. Made a stand over it out of 2" by 2" 's to mount two 400w MH's and laid across some 72" t-5 fixtures I had and I had and everything make it believe it or not. (w/out a ca reactor hooked up) I believe I did do a couple small WC's but mostly controlled ammonia with amequl or however you spell it. I'd say they were in there 4 months or so. Mostly all SPS.

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