They dumped him in with the water even. It was tough to leave a fish you have had for 9 years. I kind of regret it but he was too big and we were limited with the direction we could go with him in the bigger tank.
He did seem happy when I left though. He used to sulk in the corner when I did water changes
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,