Hi all, I am still new to the forum and really appreciate the help people have given. I do have a question about transporting my tank. I have a 10 gallon with the following fish, 7 Neon Tetras, 3 Sunburst Platys, 3 Red Wag Platys, and 3 Peppered Cory Catfish. Also a Penguin 100 bio-wheel filter.
A general feeling for what I have read online is to keep the gravel at the bottom of the tank with just enough water to keep it, and the bacterial moist for the drive. Also, transporting the bio wheel and filter in a container with water to keep the bacteria alive.
From there, I don't know what to do with the fish. I had found getting a 5 gallon bucket with an air filter and a heater would be fine, or at the least a battery powered air filter to keep circulation going, with a lit, and stress coat. Is this the best method to move them?
What do I need to do to prep the bucket, like getting a new cup, you can taste the chemicals from the bucket? I am going from Indiana to Washington DC so it will take a good 12 hours to drive. Any advice would be great.