I am moving from Kitchener-Waterloo to London in Ontario, which are about 1.5 hours drive apart. However, I am temporarily moving to another town, which is about 1.5 to 2 hours from KW, and is about an hour from London.
My boyfriend's parents live in London right now, and his father has a 160gallon freshwater tropical tank right now that is next to empty (he has a cory, a 4" or so pleco, another bottom-sucker I'm not sure of what it is, a finned danio, a tiny guppy, and my male gold gourami).
My gameplan is that I will send my tropical fish to live in the boyfriend's father's tank while I am living at my parents house, and then move them back in with me once I move to London.
I plan to be living in the parents house for anywhere from 1 week to a month, but no longer than that. I figure it'll be less stressful for my fish to be packed up and moved all the way to London, and then from one place in London to another - than to have them packed up and moved all the way to my parents, then all the way to London.
What do you guys think?? Should I move them with me to my parents for a month, and then with me to London after that, or should I move them to one place in London for a month, and then in with me in another place in London after that?
Sorry if this doesn't make sense...I'm not really sure how to explain it more simply haha.
Also was wondering - if I have the fish in the large tank for a while...should I hook up my filter to a tank and have it running the entire time, or will it be good enough to just keep it wet? (for keeping bacteria alive). Or will I have to go through the cycling business once I set up my tank again?