Originally Posted by Ryan1980
I'm buying a marine tank tomorrow,it's set up and has 2 clowns a yellow head jaw fish,hermit crab 2 bangai and a skunk shrimp
It's 175 litres and I'm bringing it 20 miles to my house,I've mixed some saltwater up already and had it maturing for 4 days.
Does it have to be at the same specific gravity as the water I'm saving from the tank?
Does anyone have any tips on moving the tank and inhabitants ?
Thanks in advance
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You could get all the fish and inverts in 1 5g bucket depending the size of the clowns and the bangii's just be sure to use a cover
live rock needs to stay wet to stay live so buckets water and rock or soaked news papers wrapped around rock
you really don't need to save any tank water why risk bringing over phosphates and nitrates ect
just be sure your water you mixed is in 1.025 range
when re-acclimating be sure to do a good drip process with the fish
shrimp will need a longer acclimation time as they are extremely sensitive to sudden change
hermits can just be added no acclimation needed
as for your sand I would suggest new sand as the old sand holds all the nasty s that could kill your stock
or go bare bottom till you get sand some even prefer bare bottom , sand can be added later on using a 3 or 4 inch diameter pvc
pipe to add it in with it will help keep down the sand storm and cloudiness ,
don't rush take your time be prepared to work till it's done , It took me over 12hrs when I did my transfer
if you have any questions during your transfer post your question someone should be able to help you . I should be around tomorrow afternoon .
don't forget picts as it helps you see your progress overtime