Direct tank transfer of sps... Will my SPS be OK?

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    So I currently have an established (2+ years) 60gal sps dominated tank, and a 130gal (3 week) new tank that I'm trying to transfer over. I'm using 70lbs of rock from my established tank ( with sponges, worms, pods, maricle mud) and 60lbs of dry rock that was cured for 2 months. I also added 7 bottles of tigger pods to my new tank. My question is, will my SPS be OK with the direct transfer over? I would be heart-broken to lose some of my colonies! Let me know what you all think?
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    I also forgot to mention that I transfered a marine pure block from my established tank, to the new tank. I'm really trying to get all the critters from the old tank to my new tank.
     
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    If the water parameters are similar I’d say you can add it instantly but do a float and drip to be safe
     
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    Nice tank! If you have the option to slowly transfer over, that is the approach I would take. See how they do. The transfer of rock should help a lot, but the enviroment will be a little different no matter what. Good luck!
     
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    I transferred a 190g. into a new 250g tank recently, all SPS. In the new tank, I used some water from my190 and placed some rock from the 190 in there as well. After about a week, I put some tester frags in. They seemed to do well, so I put the rest of my rock and SPS all in at the same time with no losses. Best of luck!
     
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    Thanks, that puts me at ease a little
     
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    I would wait a week after you put the rock in. You will disturb some anoxic zones and will also create some new ones... and kill some oxic zones. You might have a mini-cycle, depending. It should be fast.
     
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    I agree it'll e fine, I transfered a 18 month old Reefer Nano to a 44 gal shallow a few months ago. Everything transfered over perfectly and SPS are doing better than ever.
     
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