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filtration Nuvo 20 to 30L

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gusto

Hi Everyone,

   I'm upgrading my Nuvo 20 to a 30L and just wanted to get some advice on the back filtration. I'm currently running filter floss, sponge, bioballs,  cheimpure blue and purigen and an eshopps nano protein skimmer.  I was basically looking to see if I can put the protein skimmer in the return of the 30L and have a refugium in one of the chambers..  please see the diagram. 

 

Also whats the best way to go about the upgrade..  I'm probably putting the 30L where the 20 is going so I will have to juggle things around and should I used the sand from the 20 or just buy new.. and seed it..     

 

i also posted a picture of my current tank as well.. 

 

 

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Clown79

I've done transfers. I listed everything I did in my journal for my lagoon. You can check it out for some help, it's a very detailed explanation.

 

I can't comment or help with bioballs, sponge, or skimmer, I don't use any of those.

 

I would make my refugium larger and not use the bioballs. Larger the refugium, the better. 

 

I would use all new sand or completely wash old sand. Reusing the existing sand as it is, after fully disturbing it, is usually when issues occur with transfers.

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gusto

Hi Clown79..   Thank you that was a great read and very informative..  I will definitely follow your lead. You had mentioned you vacuum your sand every week..  I sometimes vacuum the top only, do you go all the way down to the glass? 

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5 hours ago, gusto said:

Hi Clown79..   Thank you that was a great read and very informative..  I will definitely follow your lead. You had mentioned you vacuum your sand every week..  I sometimes vacuum the top only, do you go all the way down to the glass? 

 

 

You're welcome.

 

I try to stir the sand through the week too. I don't just do the top layer, I make sure the sand gets moved somewhat but not necessarily to the bottom of glass.

 

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gusto

Thank you again ..  also decided to put the tank in another location in the house so for this transfer I was thinking to get the tank all set up.. take the corals and fish and put them in a bucket with water from the old tank then take the live rock transfer it to the new tank put my new sand in and slowly add new saltwater enough to cover the live rock then slowly add water from existing tank let the sand settle for a bit (in the meantime transfer over my ato , lighting, etc) after the sand settles start adding the corals and fish.. do you think that's the best way to handle it and will there possibly be a mini cycle or being that I'm transferring over my live rock, bioballs and sponges there shouldn't be much of one? 

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2 hours ago, gusto said:

Thank you again ..  also decided to put the tank in another location in the house so for this transfer I was thinking to get the tank all set up.. take the corals and fish and put them in a bucket with water from the old tank then take the live rock transfer it to the new tank put my new sand in and slowly add new saltwater enough to cover the live rock then slowly add water from existing tank let the sand settle for a bit (in the meantime transfer over my ato , lighting, etc) after the sand settles start adding the corals and fish.. do you think that's the best way to handle it and will there possibly be a mini cycle or being that I'm transferring over my live rock, bioballs and sponges there shouldn't be much of one? 

Any water you want to use in the new tank, should be removed before removing the rocks. Once you disturb the sand by touching the rocks, that water won't be good for use.

 

All else sounds good.

 

You shouldn't go through a cycle at all. I'd get an ammonia badge and have Prime just in case.

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gusto

Thank you...  Didn't think of that . 

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