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Jake 04-17-2007 01:15 PM

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?

usmc121581 04-17-2007 01:25 PM

Thats how I did mine when I moved from SC to MD. I put a hang on the back filter on a rubbermaid tote bin. have the owners not feed the fish 24hrs before you move them. This will prevent the fish from polluting the water.


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