Well I'll be moving Nov 28th 2010. With this said I have plenty of fish to move.
I have guppies, mollies, platies, and swordtails to name a few.
I thought on what I could use as temporary setups that could support eveything, and not leak...
Rubbermade containers... I've used them in the past for breeding and extra housing for relocation. But not in the past few years. I know I need it to feel like a tank and be a tank so to speak. Meaning, gravel, filter, live plants, etc.
- 10 gallon rubber maid containers with lids. (Could go larger, but I have to carry these)
- Air pump
- Air line tubing
- canister to filter water via air pump
--- activated carbon and filter wool
- knife (cutting air tubing)
- live plants
Went to walmart, picked up some tubs. Around 2-3 bucks each. Nothing costly.
Went through my Misc Fish tubs (from storage)... found plenty of tubing, and everything else I need.
The tubs have small holes in the handles from the inside to ouside. I ran the air lines through every hole, to help prevent spilling water in the transfer down the road. Set it all up made sure air was going through line, adjusted it to push more air through the lines but removing some crinkling.
Setup the tubs as tanks, cycled them.
Tub#1 is under observation with guppies right now to make sure they will be fine. Light reaches them from my main tank with a auto on auto off for lighting. Live plants are in the tub as well as an additional filter for the road.
I have a few more to setup still. The lids will act as a way to stop the water from spilling out. Tubs are only filled about 5/8'ths the way full. So it isn't to heavy for when I need to move it.
I'm looking for a battery pack for computers... that keep them running when power loss happens. This will allow me to keep air pumps running while I drive. I'll wrap several blankets around them to keep temp while Driving.
Oh yeah these tubs will have to stay going for a few months until the tanks can be moved and setup again.