I'm moving 340 miles south next Monday and need to overview what I have done to prep.
5 - 32 gallon trash cans available.
2 - styrofoam minnow buckets with battery powered aerator
1 - styrofoam rectangular box - gonna use for snails and coral
This is for my 125 gallon reef I'm moving.
I'm going to throw away the 200 lbs of Quikrete All Purpose Sand (having a lot of algae problems). I have 60 lbs of caribisea aragonite sitting by the aquarium waiting for the move. After I get it all setup I'm going to buy some araga-live sand the next day to help minimize a cycle. Fill two buckets about 25-30 gallons full of water and my 100 lbs of live rock. The other three buckets I was thinking of using fresh rodi
water I can mix before moving.
I will be putting a few rock pieces with shrooms
in the rectangular styrofoam with tank water, and my 75 snails. For the buckets I was going to seperate as the following. Yellow Tang, Sixline Wrasse, and Maroon Clown in one bucket. Three gobies and Skunk Cleaner Shrimp in the other bucket. When I get there I'm not sure if I need to acclimate them by dripping or not.
Almost half the water will be the old tank water.
For my 55 gallon freshwater I have.
2 - styrofoam minnow buckets w/ battery powered aerator
I will put my 8" pleco in one bucket. One adult and two baby fantail goldfish in other bucket.
Gravel will go in a cleaned kitty litter plastic tote with filter pads. soaked.
The fish for the 55 gallon fresh will have to be acclimated because none of their water will be saved.
What do you guys think of my plan?
I have six trash cans now.. so three for tank water.. three for fresh rodi
saltwater? Do I need to acclimate the fish since half the water will be their old tank water.