Get yourself a pool vacuum hose and syphon all of the substrate out into buckets - you need to find some one to hang onto your fish for a few days and set your tank back up in the new house with the same old substrate, then wait for your ammonia spike to disappear (and there will be a large one from stirring up all that substrate).
There's really no easy way to move a tank - you may want to get a filter bag and put all of your bio media in it to hand off with your fish to whoever cares for them while you move.
not a bad idea although i dont really have anyone to take care of them .. what sucks is i have had my calvus and comps in there for olmost a week so i dont really have much bio matter and my substrate is a sandy crush coral. my filter is still pretty much clean but i do have a big dirty filter int there from my 30. gal cichlid tank. any other suggestions?
If you keep the filter moist, the bacteria will survive for a while. You were saying that the filter is new? And then you have a used filter as well? Just move the fish, keep the filters moist, fill the tank and away you go. Then just monitor the nitrate cycle.
im only moving like 2 mins up the street lol so it shouldnt be to bad i like that 18 gal tub idea so i should full it up a quarter of the way or something put them in there with a air pump? and get all my substrate out and keep some water on it also and keep my filters wet.. :dancing:
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