fulltilt Posted January 31, 2006 Report Share Posted January 31, 2006 OK, most of you don't know me because I'm a newbie, I've only been to one MASS meeting but I need a HEAP of advice now. I've been able to get a tank that's already setup, I don't really want this thread to concentrate on the purchase (but that is sure to creep in) but I really need some moving advice. Pics to help (click for larger image) NB Blue Tang not included What is the silver fish in this pic ? Now here's the kickers : - this is my first marine tank - it's in Newcastle, and I'm in Sydney Here's my plan, please critique as needed (because I need it !!!) : - before the move, get an external water tank for storing NSW - before the move, get the tank filled with NSW - get a lot of foam boxes On the day .... - box the fish, with water and tape them up - box the LR, with water and tape them up - drain the tank (should I try to bring ALL the water home ?) - take TONS of photos, disconnect all plumbing - load onto ute/trailer - drive home - position cabinet ( I already know where it's going, and it will fit there) - position tank & sump - connect plumbing - test for leaks (god, I hope there isn't any ) - place LR - fill with SW (original if I have it, otherwise NSW) - place fish - start to stress, if I haven't already OK, so what have I missed doing ? Do I need to run a water test before I start and after I've finished ? Anyone want to help ? Move is planned for Feb 11, but subject to change. Now my concerns ..... - I've bought this largely sight unseen, but I think I got it for a good price - I've read somewhere that "bioballs are only for fish", can I have corals with this setup ? - I still love the idea of a refugium, can I replace the current sump/mini-reef with a new sump that contains refugium, skimmer, etc.. later on ? (I think that's an easy yes) ANY advice would be useful ! Anyone want to help on the day ? ;) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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