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    Moving in two weeks...

    I am dreading the whole day.. especially moving the whole tank!

    Just one question.. since I have to completely dissasemble the tank.. should I: (90Gal, been set up for 8 months)

    A: Remove the 1-2" sandbed, and put it back in when I get to the new place

    B: Remove the sandbed and get rid of it all together, go for a BB(Bare Bottom)

    C: Get new sand.. put that in for a nice clean crisp look


    Any and all suggestions are welcome

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    I would leave the sandbed in place when moving the tank... I've found this to be the less stressfull and you end up with a smaller recycle. Its just a tad heavier... hehe

    IJO

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    Since you are going to have to disturb the sandbed ...

    I would either a) throroughly rince and clean the sand and reuse it, or b) replace it.

    If you use the old sandbed and don't clean it, you should expect a bit of an ammonia / nitrite spike, which could spiral your tank into a crash unless you manage some water changes.

    If you want to go without a sandbed in the display, if you want SPS and high flow for example, you might want to plan for a remote DSB or have sand in the sump to ballance the loss of filtration and buffering that comes with removing the sandbed.
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    Originally posted by IJO
    I would leave the sandbed in place when moving the tank... I've found this to be the less stressfull and you end up with a smaller recycle. Its just a tad heavier... hehe

    IJO
    thought of that... however, 50 lbs of sand.. Wet sand at that.. hmm.. kinda heavy. I'll see what the guys feel like carrying!

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    Dont move the tank with the sandbed in place. I did that to a planted tank and it sprung a leak.

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    If you move the tank with the sand in it you would have to move the stand at the same time so the stand acts as a brace.. Touch but as IJO less of a spike and recycle time.. This is what I had to do with my old 45 gal tank (mind you only 45 gal) but only took 2 of us to do it get 4 big guys and you (should) be ok.

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    I will be in the same boat with my 120g come october first. I think I will get rid of the sand bed all together and go bare bottom. But I will keep all the sand for a cryptic and a regular fuge.

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    Randi,if your gonna dump the sand I will take a 5 Gallon bucket full.

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    Hell why not get rid of it all!!!! I'll take your corals and a fish or two!!!!LOL
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    I was considering selling.... SURE if someone wants to give me like $2000 for it all !

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