Well I think your only alternative with the rock and livestock is to sell it or take it to an LFS
. Problem with lfs
is they are probably only going to want to give store credit. In this case you could use the credit to stock up on any dry goods or needed equipment to ship with your empty tank.
Even if you were to overnight the rock to your new address there is going to be some die off so IMO
you get to start fresh with your tank in the motor city. Good news is those mistakes that most of us make here and there with our tanks at the outset can be avoided now that you have some experience.
Maybe a good time to upgrade to a larger tank if you can convince all the other party's that may be involved