Hello guys and gals
Planning to be a lot more active on here once I'm up and running again but I'm currently in a limbo period.
I had a 6x2x2ft tank which suffered from a number of issues but the most serious of these was a short, sharp and very strong bout of ich which killed every single fish despite being able to transfer quite a few of them to a hospital tank.
Very upset about it still but I've decided to get back on the saddle with a smaller sized Red Sea Reefer XL 300 which is arriving next Tuesday.
I should have been more careful from the start but I'm absolutely paranoid now about never introducing anything bad to this new tank.
My old tank is still running because it has some corals and inverts in it. It also has a huge population of copepods/rotifers as well as tiny little molusc type creatures and those orange sand dwelling animals that extend their multiple arms out across the sand.
But it also has aiptasia, flatworm, ich, bubble algae, green hair algae and asterina starfish.
My question/request is for how I can firstly physically save and transfer the coral, copepods, rotifers, tiny molluscs and sand cleaning things out of the old tank. Then second, how to ensure that no ich, algae, cysts, eggs, flatworm, etc, is transferred on or with them into the new tank?
I am currently setting up an observation 125L tank in my garage. It's filled up and I've started to cycle it with an external canister filter, bottle of Fluvel bacteria and a bottle of ammonia to seed it.
I also have a 75L tank partially cycled but was going to be used for copper treatments of new arrivals.
Many thanks in advance. It'd be a real shame to just ditch all the good life in my old tank when I drain it down.