04-17-2007, 02:15 PM
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Moving an existing tank
I am buying a 70 G tank that has some LR, some corals, 3 fish, sand, sump, etc. I plan to put the fish into a 5gal bucket and aerate for the few hour trip, LR and corals in new large trash can covered by existing tank water, sand wet in 5 gal buckets. Toss most of the existing tank water.
I need to refinish the tank stand when I get home, so the fish/etc will be in the storage containers at least 12 hrs maybe 24 since I have to make RO water for makeup.
Is the moving plan good?
Should I replace the sand with live bag sand? or just rinse/fluff existing sand with existing tank salt water to get solids out? or rinse existing sand with hose water thoroughly? or mix old rinsed sand with new live sand?