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So I'm upgrading from a 60g to a 120g
Obviously I will be needing more water to fill it up and I plan to use most of my old water and of course my rocks, coral, and fish and new sand .
My only debate is I have to make water but I can't make it all at once and it is a slow process. My plan is to make some water in the next couple of days and store it in 5g jugs witch i have plenty of and hold it until I have enough to do the fill plus transfer everything hopefully in a one/two day event . I would love you suggestions and opinions on this matter please
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Fill 15x 5-gallon food safe containers with RODI, seal and store until the day of the upgrade at which point do your salt mixing a few hours prior. I did it this way for a 200-gallon with 32x 5-gallon containers over the course of a few weeks.
 

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Make all your water plus 20 gal just in case prior. Just get a brute or a bunch of buckets. Do you pre-mix it all in one large container before putting it into smaller containers?
 
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Make all your water plus 20 gal just in case prior. Just get a brute or a bunch of buckets. Do you pre-mix it all in one large container before putting it into smaller containers?
Sorry , just read you have trash cans. I would personally mix extra and bring the containers of water to the interior close to the tank. The ambient temp of the room should be within 5-10 degrees of 79 degrees. Keep you from doing extra with heaters. Good luck , I did a 50 gal to 100 gal transfer years ago. Everything lived. You have to move fast, don’t scratch the new tank!!! Be careful!
 

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As somebody who has been through a few tank swaps and moved many times across the country the Rubbermaid livestock tanks are invaluable to me. You can store your water in it with a heater a few days before, which gives you a large place to place your rock, corals, and fish during the transfer. You can even add power heads no problem if something god forbid goes wrong. Go with a larger size than your upgraded tank size, I have always been able to resell them right after for a 20 dollar loss or if you really wanted to you can return them-


I will be using the 300 gallon one for the day of my tank swap over to the new build for the exact reasons I gave.
 
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Maybe a little more expensive but have you thought of purchasing the saltwater from LFS? Don’t have to purchase extra stuff that you might not use again?
I have a lot of salt handy plus I would not trust most lfs for water ,
I have xtra 5 gallon jugs plus a 20g and 32g brute can also
 
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Sorry , just read you have trash cans. I would personally mix extra and bring the containers of water to the interior close to the tank. The ambient temp of the room should be within 5-10 degrees of 79 degrees. Keep you from doing extra with heaters. Good luck , I did a 50 gal to 100 gal transfer years ago. Everything lived. You have to move fast, don’t scratch the new tank!!! Be careful!
Yeah I live in socal and the temp. Is awesome right now don't even need any heaters at the moment
 
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