03-24-2009, 06:49 PM
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On the live sand, how deep is your sand bed. If it is a DSB of 4'' or more, then you have different bacteria living at different depths. If you try to remove the sand and replace it, most all of the bacteria will die and cause issues after the move. You need to make a decision. 1) Move the tank with the sand in it. (probably not) or 2) you need to give the sand a very good rinse and start from scratch with the life in the sand. You can "seed it" with a handful of sand that you don't rinse, from the top inch of your sand layer.
I'm not sure why you have bioballs to begin with... but to answer your question. Yes, just keep them wet. Same with the live rock, if possible. If necessary, you could keep the live rock moiste by wrapping it in wet newspaper. (wet with water from the tank)
I suggest buying a dozen or so 20 gallon storage totes to transport the rock, fish, and sand. I do not envy what you are about to do! I moved a 220 for my neighbor about 10 years ago and it was an experience!!!!!