Hello all. I'm somewhat of a veteran in this site. I've been MIA for a few years and I'm ready to start a little project. Not a big project, but something small to get back into the reefing scene. I sure feel like a noob because when I was here with my tanks MH was the thing. Apparently there are new systems out there that make the MH obsolete. LED is the new thing...I guess. Well I have a few questions for the vets here. This is my situation.
I have a fairly new (bought it brand new) JBJ 28g Nano Cube. The one that came stock with 150W MH. Well I set up the tank a few years ago and didn't really do much. Kept a pair of clowns only. Well the 2 power pumps went out. The light went out (I think the ballast stopped working). I let it go. Well I have a tank sitting in my dinning room with about 20 gallons of uncirculated salt water, and a bunch of nice looking LR and sand. I'm sure everything is absolutely dead in there. My question for you is, Can I buy new power pumps, connect and start a cycle again? Do I need to completely remove the old water in there? I know the rock will cycle and become LR again. But what about the water? I know my parameters are going to be off the charts but I understand the cycle process.
I will also be buying a new hang on LED light. I don't want that MH in the hood thing. I like the open top better.
Any info and advise will be greatly appreciated.