Moving Sump

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  1. XV3

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    I am moving today and have heard that I must leave the sand in the sump is this true or can I take the sand out ?, apparently my livestock will die from sulfurdioxide poisoning if I remove the sand ??? Any help please..
     
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    leave it in, preferably submerged, and with an airstone !!!
     
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    hi XV3.if you could leave the sand in the sump that would be great.i cant give you anymore advice on the move cause i have never done it.im shure the gurus and the guys that have moved there tanks will be able to answer your quistions.good luck man:)
     
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    see.......i told you:biggrin:
     
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    ok, what if I am unable to put an airstone in, this will be a 4 hour journey..
     
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    How big is your DSB - coz you must think of the weight!
     
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    move the sump onto a piece of wood to support the weigh then move the tank and wood.

    if you cannot keep it with an airstone then keep it submerged nd doze something like MB7 or stability when you set the tank up again !
     
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    ok cool, bought some stability for the new setup, hope my livestock will be ok tho, 1 cleaner, 1 long tenticle anemone,1goby, 1 clown, 1 clam, 1 sun coral, 1 lion fish, 1 p/blue, 1 dancing shrimp, 1 fire shrimp, some crab and snails.
     
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    Drain the water, Put sump on solid support. Move sump to back of your bakkie. Or what ever you will use. Be careful not to break it. Put water back in the sump. Not too full, else it will just splash out. If you can cover it properly with another glass panel, or even Glad wrap it to prevent too mush waves breaking over the sides will travelling.

    Put either battery driven powerhead or battery driven air pump in the sump.

    And don't break your back...
     
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    How far you travelling with this?
     
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    x2!!
     
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    this will be a 3 - 4 hour journey, only have one battery pump for the livestock, not another one the sump
     
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    the DSB should be fine, provided its not disturbed too much,
     
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    try putting a type of hard netting over the sand bed to prevent it from moving arounf too much, maybe a few peices of rock on top of the netting
     
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    ok, so at least it won't hurt if it doesnt have any air in, if you say "not disturbed too much", obviously when I drive it will sway back and forth some, what exactly would too much be ?
     
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    sorry for all the q's, but would rather do this safely than have a disaster on my hands
     
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    there will prob be some sort of die off but , thats expected, with regards to the not disturbed too much i mean like the tanks literally turning round
     
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    ok cool, yea I am expecting something to die, hopefully a crab :) and not my other prized possessions
     
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    lol, the die-off will be much smaller than a crab, just your run of the mill, tiny living organisms...
     
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