So I will be moving back from from college and I have to bring back 2 tanks with me: 29 gallon community and a 6 gallon betta. Here are my plans for moving home, please help me what I am not thinking of.
I have 2 5 gallon buckets, but will probably purchase a 3rd. I am going to put all of my gravel and as much water into one of my buckets. My fake planets and pot with my filter material into another and if I purchase a third I would be putting just water into that one.Do you all think that about 10 gallons of water saved from my current tank would be enough for the fish to be ok when I get home?
All fish will be bagged and put into a styro foam cooler that I have so the water stays as stable as possible. I am only moving 3 hours, so I am not worried about the fish during the trip, just not having my tank go through a major cycle again! I will be sealing the top and keeping them in the front seat next to me while I drive.
6 gallon: Save water in bags (hopefully 3 gallons), put my betta into a small container with a hole cut in the top so he can breathe.
Set up my Tanks ASAP, this will be my first priority when I get home. Acclimate fish as necessary. I am hoping to get some sand put into my 29 gallon tank for my loaches, so they can bury themselves into it, so I figure this is a great time to add that since I already have to tear down my whole tank.
Can anyone see any holes in my current plan that I haven't thought of?