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Hi all. Iv just finished building / pluming in. My new reef. What would be the best way of transferring everything over. To the new tank. Iv allready bought new sand. As don't wanna use old stuff. Just want to no haw it's don't. Without killing everything lol. That's even if it can be done. But plan on using the light from old tank and wavemakers...... Any help would be verry much appreciated please
 
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Make sure to rinse the new sand. I would just acclimate everything as you would if you just brought them home from the lfs. Might be good to lower light intensity for a bit too.
 

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Don't overcomplicate it. Take your time.

If it were me this is what I would do: first fill the new tank with sand and saltwater then move half your established live rock into the new tank. At the same time you can add any additional rock you're going to put into the new tank.
Let it sit for a week (in case there is a mini cycle) then you can move your fish, coral, and the rest of your rock over.

Might be worth testing for ammonia after that first week but if you use your live rock it'll probably be zero.
 
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So Add washed new sand to tank. Fill with new saltwater. And a few big rocks from old tank. Let it run for a week. Feeding with flake. But will the rocks be OK without a light. As I can't take off my old tank till I do the full move...... After a week. Then just transfer everything over. Do that sound OK at all peeps
 

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