we just moved, and had one month in between our current house and the one we owned before. The fish had to be moved twice! we lost nothing. Here is what we did. We went out and got some of those rubber made garbage pails, the really strong ones (there great for mixing up your salt water also!) We moved every bit of the water, and stuck the rock in the buckets with the water. The snails, and crabs and fish were bagged up. When we got where we were going we started bailing the water back in, and added the fish, and lr
, and inverts, and the tank looked like hell, but by morning, it was fine. There's not much to it except manpower. Good luck.....oh and our tank did go through a mini cycle, but it only lasted a few days, and the numbers didn't get too high.