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Reef Tank just moved to my house please help

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Reef Tank just moved to my house please help
Old 12-24-2006, 12:39 PM   #11
 
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Your tests seem ok but I'm wondering if they are accurate. Using the old water is a big mistake. You have plenty of bio available on the rocks and sand. Old water is just that, old water. I would have refilled using all new fresh mixed water. Set your skimmer wet and start doing daily water changes. They don't have to be huge, maybe 5g a day. Get a new mixing barrel, maybe a Brute 45g, and fill it up. You can take your 5g from that barrel and just add more water and salt to it daily. Keep a powerhead in it to mix the water.

I feel you are going to need to wait about 3 weeks to see where the tank stabilizes.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:02 PM   #12
 
When I moved my tank up from south carolina to maryland I transfered all the water. I knew I was getting up there late no new water was made for the transfer. So I put all old water back in and did daily water changes intill my levels went back down. I bet that those test aren't being accurate. When you moved everything and put them back you might off made the tank un balanced.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:30 PM   #13
 
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so just soi understand. the sences is do 5gal water changes for a week?

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Old 12-24-2006, 02:42 PM   #14
 
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I don't think you'll get any one specific answer.

I'm recommending doing "emergency" 5g daily water changes for 2 weeks. Some might say sit back and see what happens. It is tough givign an answer to such a delicate situation. My answer is only meant to help make sure your water quality stays high instead of crashing out.

You see moving a tank can disturb who knows what. Without being there it is hard to determine if everything is exactly as it was before the move.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:07 PM   #15
 
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well I have another tank that has metal halide lighting also and same filter system and a protein skimmer. This tank has been astablished for about a year should I move the corals to that tank? Also what about the claims should I move them?


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Old 12-24-2006, 03:16 PM   #16
 
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as far as the last question I just asked. I guess I should aslo include that I put a small cabage leather from that new tank in my 75gal tank the day I got everything and it is looking great. so I guess I kind of have my answer yes it did good in that tank, but I guess I mean since it is now stresed out will it be better to move it again to my astblested tank till this new tank gets better astablished?
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:09 PM   #17
 
If you do that you can stress it some more. I more you move things the more it will stress. Yiou wouldn't want to do more damage to it. But what you can do is drip acclimate it to you established tank
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:16 PM   #18
 
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I just wanted to thank everyone for there time to aswer my questions.

Thank You
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