Rock questions - how much for new tank? At what point able to transfer corals from tank with Dino?

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Hello!

I’m getting ready to start a 75g tank with a 20 g sump.

I found a really good deal on caribsea south seas base rock and plan to do this mixed with 15-20# live rock from kp aquatics.

Additionally I have dry sand that I will be adding. I’m doing it this way instead of adding rock from my current tank I’m an attempt to avoid having a massive Dino outbreak due to limited competitors and a lot of real estate.

Questions:
How much dry rock is recommended in addition to the live rock?

What is the best way to cycle this? (Dry rock + sand cycle first and then live rock or all together?)

At what point would the tank be sufficiently established to reduce risk of dinos becoming a problem when transferring corals from a tank with dinos to the new tank?
 
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If you take soemthing from the dino tank, your new tank has dino. Most dino are not a death sentance, a couple are.

You want the best way? Put the sand and rock in a rubbermaid tote with a heater and circulation. Add the live rock and feed ammonia every couple days for a couple months. Ammonia and vingegar. It will be bursting with bacteria in no time.

Then take it all out, put in your new tank and add your fish.
 
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