so i am going to be moving the tank here in a few weeks, and i think that i will be breaking it down completly and slowly rebuilding it over the next two months or so.
reason number one is i want to change over to a sand / peat based substrate
and instead of turning this move into an all day project, because moving the house its self will take a few days i think i will just start back over so i can get the plants that i really want and put just a little more thought into the planting and placement, it will give me a chance to hook up my preasurised Co2 system and that way i can give my plants ample time to "grow in" before i add any fish, i think i will try to preserve most of my bio filter that way i will not have to go through the whole cycle process again.......
what do you all think?
Breaking it down
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well i was planing on setting up a 55 gallon drum in the laundry room for top offs and water changes so i can always have aged water on hand and i figure i could just set up my canister filter on that and put in any sponges and bio balls that i have in there, till i was ready to set it up back in the tank
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I dunno....my lfs has a kiddie pool in the back with nothing but a sand filter. and its NASTY sand. Its got a lot of different crud in it. Has refuge mudd...sand......crushedcorals.....live rock....dry rock thats getting seeded. Basically if your starting up a tank you grab from his goody tank. He just keeps a powerhead in it and a heater.....does a waterchange monthly...its kinda open to the back door......so it gets a little light every day.......but nothing searious. theres no algae in there or anything. tons of pods tons of feather dusters and stuff. But the only maintence is a monthly water change.