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Old 10/23/2020, 08:35 PM   #1
hazzyeyed
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Smile Need your help!! How would you rework an established tank?

So what’s up reefers? Really need your help here. I have a reef tank about 8 years old. 200 gallon. It needs some rework done. Badly.
I am busy as heck and so about a year ago got some mojanos in the tank.... well fast forward a year and i think you can guess how many i have now!
while I do have someone who maintains the tank, I somehow “won’t blame anyone” got an outbreak of caleurpa to top this too. So I’m done... I wanna do the following but want to know your thoughts to minimize spiking etc

Goal is to completely start fresh with sand and liverock. I thought about doing this....

Take corals off live rock. I have mostly soft coral so chisel off and put all aside.
Take out live rock and power wash? Caluerpa and mojanos off.
Should I dip too? If so what and how. Use pieces that don’t have any Mojanos and mix with newly purchased 100 lbs of life rock from Carib sea.
Suck out sand and filter so no Mojanos. Add some extra arag alive sand to mix. My bed was like 3” thick and not good. I want to keep that sand though for beneficial reasons.
Redo rock. Redo sand and then add back coral and fish???
Can I do in a day?? Should I keep coral and fish out separately for a while and then put back after making sure tank is balanced??
Need some advice. Thanks guys.


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