Originally Posted by adam petty
Right just bought a new tank. Which is 40 miles away so 80 mile round trip. The new tank is full of sand water fish and coral. It 180liters. So my question is what is the best way to move all this to my place. So that i dont loose anystock or create a water cycle cause this livestock will have to go back in there soon as i get back to mine?
LOL I just did this. Get some 5 gallon buckets for the livestock. Place the live rock in a styrofoam container and cover it with some wet newspaper. Place the live sand in a bucket. Try to drain as much water from the sand as you can.
Now, I was moving a 120 gallon and so I also took 1/2 of the water as well, then mixed a new batch to fill it the remainder.
You'll need an air pump (although mine were in the 5 gallon bucket for 24 hours with no ill effects), and if its cold where you are your going to want to run a heater as well. I live in Florida so it wasn't needed.
Just remember when you place the sand back in use a plate when pouring the water in. It helps keep the cloudiness of the sand to a minimum.
Hope this helps you out. Good luck to you and with your move.