12-06-2011, 11:47 AM
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I have moved three large fully-stocked and planted aquaria, a 115g, a 90g and a 70g, over the same day (about 25 miles distance, house to house). If the water at your new location is basically the same as where you are now (parameters, other substances) it is straight-forward, though a great deal of work.
You are only moving one tank, so I would basically follow the outline linked by another member earlier in this thread. Assuming it will be relatively cold outside, use insulated boxes for the fish. You local fish store might have a couple on hand; Styrofoam boxes, or food coolers work. I moved over 200 fish and only lost 12, due to the drop in temperature and lack of oxygen when the van was delayed several hours.
I had the rest of the move organized, so when the movers arrived I could concentrate solely on the fish. At that point I bagged/boxed the fish, drained the tank [I had removed the wood, rock and substrate and bagged them the day previous, and the plants too]. Boxed the filter/heater.
When the tank was set on the stand at the new house, I hooked up the Python and filled it with 77F temp water, double-dosed the conditioner, connected the filter/heater, and floated the fish bags to equalize the temp [and I said, they were very cold]. After about an hour, I opened the bags and let the water mix and the fish swam out. A couple days later after everything else with the move was sorted out, I worked on aquascaping the tanks.