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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 01:44 AM
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Sand will not make a good hill, it will erode very quickly.
If you do manage to make a hill, perhaps held with ground cover plants the move will shake the sand down.

Basically you would be re-scaping it when you move.

This is a safer way to approach it anyway: You do not want to use the tank as the container to hold all that weight during the move. It could break loose the silicone at the seams and create a leak.
Put everything in buckets and...
Move the tank empty.

A smaller tank might be stabilized by sliding it onto a sheet of plywood or a short shelf that fully supports the tank, and moved that way. I would still drain most of the water and remove the fish, though. Transport them separately.
You might make this work with a 10, but not with a hill in it. The hill would not survive.
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