Sorry for taking so long to respond, I was out picking up supplies for this. Here's what I got.
2 32g garbage cans
3 5g buckets (is that enough?!)
Hydrometer (didnt have a refractometer)
2 portable battery operated air pumps
Tubing & airstones
Bag of salt, enough for 50g
Tote to put fish & rock in while I set up.
30g of water from Walmart (haha the checkout lady was NOT impressed lol)
I still need styro to transport the fish & a test kit because my petsmart was conveniently out of sw
... Can I use my fw
kit to get a roundabout on the readings till mine gets here? ( gonna have to order it dang it) my plan is to start mixing sw
now and throw a powerhead and maybe an airstone in it and in the morning ill borrow a heater from one of the other tanks to get the water the right temp. Do I have to drip acclimate the fish to the new water? Can I make one out of tubing? I've decided on bringing only 40g of the water back with me.
Dang idk how I will rinse this sand because I have pretty much no water to waste really... Maybe after I syphon out the 40g I'm keeping I will just rinse it with that? Then put it in buckets? This is quite the production
How does the plan sound?? Good? Do I put the rock in with the fish or seperately? How the heck do I move the giant star? If any corals are alive can they be exposed to air to get them out? HELP!