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    day 1 of tank moving nightmare

    well I moved 60 gallons of old water to the new house and there is 40 gallons mixing. fish are in a 30 gallon with a powerhead and heater and 50 lbs of live rock,hope that keeps them till friday or so.

    I have an inch and a half of sugar sand still in the tank with just enough water to cover it,will scoop it out with a net tomorrow before mover arrives to move the tank. If I leave all the algae on back wall will that cause any problems when I start the tank back up? oh and one more thing...ohhh my aching back!

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    What did you use finally to move your water from one place to the other?
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

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    I needed some new water and did not have enough time to make ro water so I bought 4 5 gallon bottles of water and used the empty bottles to cart the old water over. the caps went back on so I did not have water slopping out of buckets.

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    The algae you leave on the back wall will die. If you have time, scraping it off will reduce the cycle later. How much could be a "who cares" but every bit helps....

    EDIT: Just a quick thought, something like Cycle will likely help jump start things again if you're noticing any issues, just remeber to dose @ double strength for marine systems.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    a lot of my live rock has been sitting in buckets of saltwater at room temp for about 24 hrs now. will it still be live if I get it in the tank within the next day?

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    try to cycle some salt water through the buckets and probably a heater if possible.
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    Mike Philpott

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