Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-19-2005, 09:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 37
help with moving a tank

My brother is giving me his 25 gal tank which is loaded with live rock and live sand. I am planning on picking it up but the problem is he lives in Boston and im in Ohio. It will be a 14 hr drive, my question is do i need to do anything to the live rock or live sand. Im really excited about making this my reef tank and the healthier i can keep everything during the move the easier it will be.
also he has two clowns and some anemones. (should he sell those at the lfs)
any suggestions on what to do with the rock and sand? or should i leave a little water in the tank along with everything.
any help, thanks

lower11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
lando's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Keep it all wet. Get a bunch of 5gal buckets with lids or some rubbermaid tubs. Rock in one and sand in another. You want to buy a couple of those battery operated air pumps as well. As for the fish...take them back to the LFS, one less thing to worry about. Once the tank is up and running, you can add the fish you want. Also, keep any filter media wet as well.

Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 72
Send a message via AIM to Snoopybdb
I moved my 30 gal about 1 year ago and did it as mentioned in above post. Althought it was only about 3 hours from time i took down to time i completed move my tank did very well. I didn't loose anything. I bought rubbermaid plastic containers and washed them well and put a couple of gallons of water and some rock in each one and moved it that way. Also i left the bedding in the tank during move(however i have a very shallow crusehed coral bedding, not very heavy)
Snoopybdb is offline   Reply With Quote

moving, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving to my new home and looking for advice for moving tank sliderfish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 08-30-2009 10:30 PM
moving tank tmkx3 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 21 01-01-2009 09:56 AM
Moving from old to new tank LouieB Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 11-01-2006 06:18 PM
Moving a Tank xeonman13 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 09-06-2006 11:19 PM
help!!!! Moving my tank army6192plt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 11-01-2005 10:28 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.