In my infinite wisdom, I didn't plan properly when getting my (first) new tank up and running, and ultimatley placed the tank to close to the wall behind it. The tank is 75 gallons.
NOW I want to add an Aquaclear 100 (DIY HOB
Refuge) and protein skimmer on the back, and there isn't any room
The tank is full and has about 120lbs of Live rock in it with a few items of livestock
Orange Spotted Goby
Black Sailfin Blenny
CBS (I'm taking this reorg opportunity to get rid of him, I think he stabbed and ultimatley caused the doom of my pearly jawfish and I've witnessed him poking my Sailfin)
2 Emerald crabs
Bunches of astrea turbo snails, red and blue legged hermits, and Nass snails.
Now, in order to move this tank foward off the wall about 3 more inches I figure I need to drain as much water as I can and remove the rock to make it light enough to slide foward.
What would be your reccomended plan of attack? I thought maybe a long cooler, siphon the water into it, then pop the rock into that, hoping I don't crush any snails, crabs in the process. I figure I'll need a heater in here too? I'm looking for downtime to be no more then an hour.
Also I'm not sure what to do with the fish? Put them in with the rock? Buy another smaller cooler to house them? I only have one spare heater that I used to mix new saltwater in, so I was trying to avoid buying new things for this task.
I'm really just looking for help or inputs, as this seemingly small feat has me biting my nails