How to remove and store live rock/sand for future use...
I recently purchased a new aquarium with original intentions of transferring everything over "live". Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way.
Basically I'm in the middle of moving. I have to shut down my old tank, but won't have the new one up and running for at least a few weeks.
So unfortunately I'm going to have to remove and store the rocks/sand, knowing this will kill it and I'll be starting from scratch.
How do I do this properly? I've heard of soaking the rocks in water and bleach to be sure to kill everything. Or, leaving them out in the sun. But, it's about 15 degrees here so that's not an option.
And how about the sand?
Any help is appreciated.