Tank moving for Dummies

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  1. Gawiedj

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    My wife wants to move the lounge around and unfortunately my tank would need to move too.
    Lucky thing it's a Nano, so its not that much work. (I hope)

    It's a 133l AquaH2O tank, DSB, HOB skimmer, no sump.
    I have one fire fish and loads of mushrooms, rics and zoas.

    I want to do it as follows:

    Drain 50% to 60 % of the water from the tank into a plastic container with heater to keep the temp up.
    Drain the rest into another container.
    Remove coral as the tank drains and place in the container with heater.
    Remove LR
    Catch fire fish when and where possible, or just pick him up off the floor when he jumps.
    Remove DSB, put in different container.
    Move the tank to it's new spot.
    Put DSB back
    Scape LR
    Add water (old Water not fresh mix)
    then corals and fish?

    Is this correct?
    What am I missing and what should I be on the lookout for during or after such a move?

    Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
     
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    Everything sounds cool, are you wanting to remove livestock because the tank is going out of commission for a long period of time ?
     
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    Warr: No we just moving the tank from one side of the room to another, but it will go on a new stand so the whole thing needs to be drained, moved, rescaped and refilled in a day.
    Just want to make sure I am not over simplifying and leaving important details out. Would not want to loose any of my shrooms or rics.
    Sounds pretty much the same as moving a FW setup.
     
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    Just watch your water parameters, when moving rock around you may release a load of Ammonia into the water column
     

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