Moving My Reef

pREEFERED

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Don't forget hand warmers get alot hotter then mailer heat packs. There are videos of people cooking their corals because they put too many hand warmers. You could also put a heat pack in a zip lock bag or a water tight container and float it in your water to keep it warm.

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That's a great idea about the heat pack in a ziplock!


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pREEFERED

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Moving My Reef

UPDATE:

Move is complete... it was the third time i have broken down a tank so that was all done by muscle memory... transporting everything 7 hours was a different story tho.

I placed all my frags, a few fish, and bigger colonies that i kept in bags, assisted by my LFS (Aquatic Collections... Karson is the MAN) who added air and clamping the bags. I placed the bags in styrofoam cases that I saved over the years (I told my fiancé they would come in handy for YEARS).

I then placed live rock, anemone & clowns, a wrasse, and whatever random snails i could sort out in a 45L RTIC cooler with tank water, a pump and heater... however i did not use the pump and heater during the drive as the movement of the car and the cooler it self maintained everything really well.

I also brought 5 gal on fresh water and 2 empty buckets

Upon arrival i moved the cooler contents into. 27 gallon heavy duty bin, with the heater and pump. I then proceeded to float all of the bagged items. I made 5 gallons of saltwater/ heated and added that too the bin as well. After temp acclimation i discarded the bagged water and placed the coral in the bins...

Overall no fish/inverts died, and of the ~60ish pieces that I kept, 4 died but the rest are in the bin de-stressing ...

I will leave everything in the bin for a few days while maintenance my stand...

All in all it was a success and i couldn't have done it without all your guys' input. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all!


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