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  1. #1

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    Default best way to relocate fowlr tank?

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    My girlfriend and i may soon be moving into a house and i will need to move my 75 gallon fowlr tank. My intial plan is. Empty half the tank into my 55 and fill the rest with ro water then add half of my live rock and fish to the 55. Then leave a few inch of water to keep the substrate submerged and put the rest of the water in buckets for the transfer. Ill move the tank fill it with the water in buckets and the other half of rock. Then go back to the 55 fill the buckets with water, fish, and live rock.

    Do you think i should wait a few days to make sure the parameters are safe?
    Do i need to keep the crushed coral substrate under water or should i empty it and clean it? I vacumn it regularly.

    Any ideas are mush appreciated

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    I would not place your live rock in a tank with 1/2 salt water and 1/2 fresh water. You would most likely get a pretty good die-off that way.

    If you have about 75 lbs of good quality live rock, would suggest the following:
    1-fill some 5 gallong buckets with salt water
    2-put the fish in the buckets
    3-put your live rock in the rest of the bucket making sure it is full submurged in water
    4-take at least 1/2 of the water with you from the tank (including what already is in the buckets
    5-disguard the substrate and completely empty the 75 gallon tank
    6-move the tank into its new place
    7-put in new substrate
    8-put in rocks and old water
    9-put in some newly mixed salt water (about half of the new salt water you will be using)
    10- put in fish and rest of old water
    11-top up with newly made salt water
    12-keep th lights off for a day or so to reduce the stress on the fish

    This has worked for me twice moving a 40 gallon set-up when I had to have some work done on the house
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Thanks. Going to have to go pick up some more buckets

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