Originally Posted by Jacks974
I totally agree with everything you have just said. Question about water though. Do you say discard to make it easier or is there really zero point to keeping. The only reason I ask is because I heard it is good for the fish to go in the same water to reduce extra stress bit if that is a load of bologna then great. Like I said. I have to do this in a month and just posted what I planed on doing.
Also how much stress would it put in the tank to keep the gravel in it. I understand Lindsay etcher doesn't want to but for myself I have a planted aquarium and prefer not to take everything apart.
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There is no value or advantage in transporting and reusing used water - would be best to start with fresh clean tank with fresh clean water. Okay, it's not, but imagine if the water was slightly fouled or polluted. Would it be all that stressful to suddenly be in sparkling clean water?
You absolutely want to transport gravel and filter wet to preserve the aerobic bacteria.
I would never move a tank with gravel and rocks in it. I just don't think it's worth the risk. Can you do it?...I suppose. I just wouldn't want to risk it, aside from the added weight.