07-01-2012, 11:29 PM
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This is another update. So far the news is good. I have a person who has a large vehicle we will use to pick up the tank, as well as to transport my tank to the other person's home. I've got a few friends who will be helping me on both ends of set up and moving.
So far my game plan is to get out there and hand the lady what money I owe her, pick the tank up and set it up here. While I am setting it up the existing tank will be cleaned up to be ready to go to it's new home.
Once everything is good we will load the tank and all I am giving to the lady and dropping it off at her place (and we will help her set up). This is scheduled to happen Sunday. Once all settles I will update you all on everything. I will probably start a new thread titled 150 Gallon Bichir Tank.
So now I'm just going through in my mind the most stressfree way to do the entire move. I am going to go out and get one of those plastic shovels you see sold for kids to use at beaches for playing in sand. I will reuse as much of the sand as I can scoop up. I will probably spend a good portion of Friday taking what's left of my bag of sand rinsing that and having it ready.
I will probably then drain the water to half in my existing tank, and put the animals into temporary holding buckets. The idea is to get them into the bucket and when the big tank is ready to then just pour the bucket with the fish into the set up tank.
Then comes the aquascaping of course. I really want to create three zones. I want Queen to have her own side, the bichirs to have a zone where there are two snug hide-holes, and then a jungle gym full of holes and little caves and crevices for the loaches who love to explore and play. So we'll see how it all goes.