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    Posted: March 20 2012 at 1:12pm

Im in the process of moving into my new apartment and I have some questions about moving the aquariums. I have an original 29g biocube with sand/LR/corals and a few nano-sized fish. My girlfriend has a 29g HQI, her water quality went south and all her fish died, ive taken over maintenance on her tank. I wondering if i can empty her tank and put the contents of my tank in there immediately or will i need to cycle her tank first.

Also when i move the tanks i dont want to stir up to much of the sand bed, the LFS said it would be a good idea to rinse the sand out with some of the saltwater and to keep a large portion of the tank water to keep your biologicals. How much should i keep and how soon after setting the tank back up should i do a water change?
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The answers to most of your questions are in the discussions we have had that are linked below in the Reefkeeping Tips. Look for the three related tips on "Moving a tank...", "using old sand" and more.
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I read through Mark's tips before moving an established 72 bowfront to my house. 
Worked like a charm and there was no new cycle.
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I moved a 90g and managed to keep everything (coral and fish) alive.  I kept 95% of the water for the move and let the sand settle a bit after the move before adding the fish and LR with coral on it.  It's been up and running now for about 3 weeks.  The LFS said to wait a couple of weeks before a water change to let things settle.

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I have done a few tank moves, didnt rinse the sand used as much of the water as I could. Best thing is do it as fast as you can without letting it sit. Also used Alpha after everything was back in the tank.Everything went great.Good luck.
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Water changes are over-rated.
I recommend keeping a close eye on Alk, & Ca, and only occasional checking of Mg and I(Iodine/Iodide).
Add inexpensive homemade supplements as needed and do just 10% monthly water changes.
Food provides most of the trace elements but watch carefully to avoid overfeeding.
Keep a close eye on algae growth, adding more snails as necessary to keep nuisance algae in check.
Let the biofiltration grow, even to the point of the tank being a little "dirty" or overgrown in places because this is the way Mother Nature does her biofiltration with LS, LR, Algae and LW.

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