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  1. Batiatus

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    Hi Every1. I'm upgrading to a 100GL. I got 70lbs of non live sand and 30lbs of new live sand.

    Now my question is. Since Im transferring all of my water from my old tank to the new tank. Do I still need to cycle my tank? I'm using the live rocks I have now on my new tank and the old live sand for my sump. I was told that I dont have to cycle. I went to neptune today and they told me that I need to wait a month before I can transfer. They told me that I need to let it cycle first. So now I'm lost not sure what to do.
     
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    Cycling the tank means beneficial algae growing on your sand and and rocks and some on the glass.
    If you are moving sand and rocks - you'll be fine.

    I'd strongly advise to wash sand really well. I mean REALLY well.
    Move sand and rocks and give it a day or two to settle and keep monitoring ammonia for next month or two.

    p.s. that's a lot of fish for 55g. Hopefully they will be better in 100g.
     
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    Beneficial bacteria? :)
     
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    Yes im transferring my rocks and and sand also. So do I still need to cycle? Any tricks on how should I introduce my livestock in the new tank?
     

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