Originally Posted by landshark
Yea but what about the bad smell?? I got my grave,sand ,and live rock in it right now.I dont want to pollute the whole house with dead shrimp..lol. I read online to do partial water changes to speed up the process. So it wouldnt be a good idea to carry it from the backyard patio to the den??
Moving a tank with water in it isn't a great idea. You could stir up the sand and cause an ammonia spike. Then there's the fact that water is very heavy and a tank with water is difficult to move without having some sort of twisting action happening and that can cause great stress on the seams and lead to leakin later.
The smell isn't great, I agree. I did my reef tank with a shrimp, and then did my FOWLR
with liquid ammonia instead, which smelled much better.