I only moved my tank from the upstair to the basement but you will need to remove everything to move the tank - fish/coral, water and sand. I guess you might be able to move it with sand it in but it might be risky. I used to do that with a 38 gal
tank I had but my 75 gal
glass tank would be impossible to move with something in it. If you have a DSB
, don't even try.
Get some rubbermaids and save as much water as you can. You can transport the fish and corals in these containers as well. I removed the water till I started reaching the LR
. Then removed the LR
, then fish, corals and inverts. Last was the sand. Transport the stand and tank and reverse order. I did mine all in one night and I did not lose anything.
One tip I got here if you remove the sand was to buy a new dust pan. These work great to remove the sand. Keep the sand separate from the fish, corals and inverts. The tank will be real cloudy after the re-assemble too. I used 3 32 gal
and 2 18 gal
containers to move my tank. But I did not have to pick the containers. I used a hose to move the water from the upstairs to the basement. Only thing I moved by hand was the tank, stand, equipment and and livestock.