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Relocating an established tank

Postby Mielo » Mon 11 May, 2020 10:48 pm

Hi all

I’m looking to relocate an 8yr old established 4x2x2 tank with the following:
- approx 100kg’s live rock
- 3ft sump
- 30cm DSB in the sump
- base of tank is covered with approx 5cm live sand
- breeding pair of occelaris clowns
- 10cm yellow tang
- 20cm Blue Tang
- 20cm Majestic Angel

The drive is about a 30min drive. My intention is to relocate the 4ft for the time being until my 300gallon Octagon is ready. I realise that it would be ideal to wait for the big tank to complete cycling but its not an option due to time constraints.

My plan is as follows:
Step 1 - place the liverock in a 200lt drum(hopefully it all fits) filled with existing tank water and airstone
Step 2 - catch fish and place them in containers each with airstone & heater
Step 3 - strip tank and place live sand in containers
Step 4 - strip sump, but leave DSB & water in that compartment as is
Step 5 - move cabinet with sump inside (DSB in tact)
Step 6 - move everything to new location (ute & trailer)
Step 7 - place cabinet tank in position & setup equipment
Step 8 - fill tank with half with fresh NSW and insert live sand & liverock
Step 9 - fill rest of tank with existing NSW and switch on all equipment
Step 10 - check temp and then place fish in tank

Any ideas/thoughts/feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Relocating an established tank

Postby Mielo » Sun 17 May, 2020 8:52 am

Anybody?
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