My Big move

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    Yes fellow reefers I never thougt that I will ever have to do this, but it so happend that my house is been sold so now I have to do the move thing. :driving:I now need some advice on ways to move my tank not to set my system back to much and not to lose my live stok. PLEASE!!!!:please:

    NS: O and some advice on how to leef my wife white the old house::whistling::bigear:
     
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    How far is the move .......
     
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    I have to be out by 1st off April.
     
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    How far do you have to move?
    How many liters of water? Basically how big is the system.

    How many cooler boxes do you have?
     
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    One cooler at the moment but can use this for an excuse to get more "toe word ons dors"
     
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    How much of livestock?
     
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    No plenty off livestock fish 30 and more, and then some corels. shrims 6, snails and crabs.
     
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    that is a full days job.

    Do you have a smaller tank to move fish and corals to for a temp move, so that you do not have to do all in one day? Filtration in small tank not that an issue as it is temp for max a week.

    First move fish and corals some liverock from display to temp tank. Holding facility.

    Move display with its remaining rock, only use some powerheads and one heater in display. Do not fill it up, just enough water to cover the rocks. Can let it stand on the floor somewhere out of the way.

    Time sump and display are not connected, just put return pump to flow directly to first chamber.

    Then move sump with stand. Take out rock to lighten it, drain enough water to just cover the DSB. Move as unit.

    Empty display again, replace back on stand. Put rocks back into display.

    Get display that half full and temp holding tanks up to same temp. Move erverything back to display.

    Have a lot of cold ones to help those aching muscles.
     
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    And this I can do I think I allready have some sore muscles.
     
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    Get near by MASA members, friends and family to help out :)
     
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    2000L is a big job,

    If you can, I would suggest splitting the work into different days. Basically sort livestock out for a day. No problem if they are in a system without filtration for 2 days (in my opinion)

    Biggest problem, is the temperature drop or difference when you move fish to cooler boxes for the transport.
     
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    i ahave nvr been involved with such a large tank.

    GOOD LUCK man hope it all goes well.
     
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    Fish without filteration is not a drama if you can have spare water and do like a 50% water change ..... By all this moving you definately going to upset the ecosystem and release nasties your best bet is to do your tests after the move for Amonia / Nitrites / Nitrates and when happy introduce the livestock slowly ... My best advice is have plenty of spare water for water changes and "dilution is the solution to pollution"
     
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