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Old 01/10/2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Leak! uestions on moving a refuge

I have a 5 gallon Acrylic Hang on refuge that has sprung a leak..
It's a slow leak so I have to time to plan how to move it..

I've picked out a new tub to use as the new fuge and plan to move everything to that this weekend.

The existing fuge has a 4" sand bend and thats the part I'm stuck on..

Should I move the sand bed or put a new bed in the replacement fuge and seed it from the old fuge?

Or go without any sand bed?

The existing fuge has loads of pods, bristle worms, some small live rocks, chato and feather caulerpa.. Ohh and a small army of Aiptasia.

I got the Aiptasia angle handled.. I fould a local reefer that breeds Berghia.. She's offered to trade me all the Aiptasia I can scrape from the fuge for a Berghia.. Food for her little friends.

William's Law--
There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it
cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance.

Current Tank Info: 14gal construction zone
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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put a new bed in the replacement fuge and seed it from the old fuge?

Temp 80F, PH 8.5-8.0, Alk 6.8-7.2, Ca 430, Mg 1700, NO3 0-0.25, PO4 0.04, 34.4 PPT
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Current Tank Info: 60g Cube, 120lbs live rocks, Hydra52 2x120W, 2 MP40+ 1 MP10 @ 70%, Phosban 550 GFO+Carbon, 200W Heater, SWC Skimmer, Kalk ATO, 150 gpd RODI
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:57 AM   #3
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2nd what IceFire said, but without the question mark


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Current Tank Info: 180 gal Acrylic, 29 gal refugium, 40 gal sump, Mag 18 -> 2 Sea Swirls, Tunze 6100, 8 x 80W overdriven T5 Lights, ASM G4 skimmer
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