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Old 12-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
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Moving kinda scares me .
I was recommended to get another tank and set it up .

And was told that would be the easiest and safest way .
I was thinking a new tank will mean I no longer have a established tank and my ritteri anemone isn't In a tank that's 1 year old but in a brand new tank ?
I was hoping if I emptied the tank saved some water to keep everything wet ,
Bagged up all the corals and fish .
I was going to trash the old sand and use new , but also wanted to make my sand bed deeper . I want 4+ inches
If I did It this way will everything be ok ?
Should I leave everything out of the tank till the sand settles ?
I could put a heater and a power head in a storage tote if I had to ?
The move is only about 20-30 mins away but it might take awhile to tear down and set up .
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:52 AM   #12
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Keep in mind that fish and corals regularly get shipped over the course of 1 or 2 days without any issues. 30m is no problem at all. That's a good plan on the new sand. I would like to add that I would keep enough water on hand for a large water change just in case there's an ammonia spike from rock die off.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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I move tanks a lot (Flooring Installer) go your LFS ask them for there old shipping boxes put any fish in them with old tank water use new salt water for the live rock if you dont have enough of the old, keep it covered no die off The nem will be fine just drip acc. him to the new water from the refilled tank. the styro boxes will hold the warmth for a long time so no worries there. I have kept live stock out of there tank for up to 72 hours and have yet to have a problem just dont over crowd
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:58 AM   #14
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When I moved back in August I had a 4 hour drive to transport my 55 gallon tank and stock. I used a couple of 5 gallon buckets with lids. Filled them about 3/4 of the way then put in a couple fish and put the lid on to keep from splashing. I had no causalities and they are all doing well
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #15
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This is only a 29 gallon tank I am moving so hopefully I have no problems with it. I am only buying it because its suppose to have 55 pounds of live rock and I want that for my 90 gallon. But I still want to make sure the fish are safe because I will leave the 20 set up for them.
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Edit. 20 gallon not 29
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