Upgrading from 10 to 60 need advice

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Hi all. I have had a 10 AIO up since November last year. In that 10 gallon I had 2 clowns, 1 6 line wrasse , 6 rbta , 2 hammers, 1 digi , 1 small zoa colony, 1 mushroom, some GSP and a Duncan. Along with some cheato and red macro see pic below.

The params of that 10 gallon have been. Fairly consistent at

Alk 9.0
Cal 450
Mag 1350
Ph 8.0
Salinity 1.026
Temp 78
Amonia 0
Nitrite 0
Phosphate.03

last Wednesday i setup a new 60 gallon with new sand and new rock besides a piece of bio plate that I took from the 10 and put in the sump. I used a large bottle of TurboStart saltwater bacteria. Yesterday I moved the fish , zoas and some GSP to the 60. As of this


Amonia 0.1
Trite 0.1
Trates 3
Alk 9.0
Cal 410
Mag 1240
Salinity 1.026
PH 8.0
Temp 78
Phosphate.0

I have had at least 2 people at the LFS tell me that I needed to wait 2 months before I move lps, sps and anemone over to the new tank.
Can anyone concur with that or is that not accurate. Of course I would want everything to live and do well and I guess the longer I wait the better but is 2 months necessary?

anyone else do this ?? What is the feedback. And thanks.

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I did a direct transfer but I used my 4 year old rock.
New rock even if seeded, does not have what seasoned rock does, so, wait, yup, I can see the logic there.
That being said, the seed sure speeds that up.
It’s stability in those numbers that’s most important, so work towards as little flux as possible.
Fish would fine, just corals I would be concerned about.
 
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With the new sand bed you are going to have a cycle it would be best to wait , unless you are adding cured seasoned rock you may have some loss and you may not ,I hope it all works out good.
 

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+1 on waiting some time. 2 Months is a bit of an arbitrary time frame as the cycling speed widely varies. The slower you go, the better chance of success you will have. Did you use dry rock in the new setup?

Having the fish in there will help speed the process up, but you more then likely will see an ammonia spike soon. Keep an eye on the water parameters for the next few weeks.
 

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I upgraded from a 13.5 to a 40 no problems and moved everything at once (including many lps). Big algae bloom in the first weeks though.
Making a big upgrade is going to have some problems but what’s done is done.
It definitely wouldn’t hurt to wait on adding the nem and more sensitive corals though.
 
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