03-22-2009, 03:51 PM #1
I noticed someone else was mentioning moving his 10gal tank home around his school schedule. I have something going on along those lines, but in a larger scale.
I'm not worried about the actual move. It's only about 1/2 hour to 40 mins away. For our 150gal, we're going to pack the substrate in bins. In it are currently an 18" Paroon shark, a 16" knife fish, a 14" Pleco, a 10" Oscar and an 8" GT. These fish we're going to put in those large plastic bins you can get from walmart that have the lids that snap close.
We'll do about the same for the remainder of the tanks. Well.. I guess I kinda answered my own question. I was going to ask what to do about our 4 red belly piranha. But there's no way they can bite through one of those bins.
How about my 12gal nanocube? I know I have pods living in the LR. What's the best way to transport it?
03-22-2009, 04:04 PM #2
...my post disappeared!
...I suggested that you used a 5g bucket...put your LR in it, cover it with SW from your tank. When you get to the new place, add it all back in and just add as much fresh SW as needed.
I wouldn't add ALL your sand, since disturbing it to that extent might trigger a nitrate spike. But you can add some old sand to the new stuff to speed up seeding it...55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed