08-01-2009, 11:18 AM
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don't waste your time transporting all of the 125G's worth of water, keep in mind that is close 1,000 pounds to haul, along with the tank too....there isn't much benefecial bacteria in the water. There's some but not enough to warrant hauling all 125G' of it. Just like Jeaninel said, take a couple of 5G buckets along with you...fill a few of the buckets halfway with gravel and cover them with water, take the water level about 2 to 3 " over the top of the gravel....fill a few buckets with the fish and then fill one for the filter media
once you get home re-assemble it all as quickly as your can. Just add some water conditioner to all the new water you are adding to your tank also. You will want to pick up an API LIQUID test kit....it will be the best $26 bucks you spend on your tank. Don't waste your time with the dip strips, they are un-reliable and give false readings.
Once you tank is set-up you will want to test your water daily to watch out for any spikes in ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate...partial water changes can usually help lower all of those. once established, you will need to do a 20-30% water change everyweek to keep your tank healthy