I am throwing in the towel. (12/10/14)

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    My thought was:

    A) Move my established live rock, sand and 28-gallons of water from my current system to my new system

    B) Add 1-gallon of dry sand that used to be in my current setup as well as several pieces of dry rock.

    Do you think I should hold off on adding the dry sand and dry rock?
     
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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    If you plan on moving your livestock immediately, i would suggest you cycle the dry rock and sand in a separate bucket for a couple weeks. There will likely be die off in the sand and rock. By the way, congrats on the new tank. That was a bit of a shocking way to introduce it.
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    It was a very hasty decision. We were moving to a unit across but I instead asked if we could move from the 3rd floor to a bottom unit; they obliged.

    They only gave us 3 days to move, however. I placed all livestock in buckets and filled up the 55 with tank and new water. I let the tank run for 24 hours before putting everything in.

    Everything is peachy right now.
     
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  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    ^ +6! To Servillus post about the bioload.

    Congrats on the move/new set up.
     
  7. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    This is my lighting.


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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    congrats on the upgrade and the successful move Kevin! that stand you built is beautiful - I love the dark stain
     
  10. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Kevin, you're thread has been an inspiration. My tank has been up for almost a month now and I know my trials are coming, I hope I can be as persistent as you.
     
  11. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I appreicate the sentiment. What drove me was all of the stunning tanks I see on the interwebs, the time and hardwork I put into my tank. I know if time, my tank will get to where I want it and I think that time is nearing closer.

    Thanks OFK, I appreciate it. I am very proud of the stand and I am glad I finally get to utilize it.
     
  12. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Here's a better picture with everything out.
     

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