Have a situation, where I need to move 23 fish within the week
... to my new apartment, and into a tank that has only been up and running for 4 days now. I have the tank at the apartment heavily planted already, not certain if there is ammonia in it or not, gotta grab my test kit to make sure.
The issue is that I moved out of the house and have to remove my 55gal tank thats been fully set up for about 6 months now. I have 23 fish in there and I cannot transport the tank with water in it and with the substrate in it. It would probably weigh in over 200lbs with just 2" of water in the bottom, not to mention the sand bottom sloshing around - potentially burying fish.
So here is my question. If I were to do daily water changes, would I be able to get by without having my tank fully cycled yet? It would be easiest if I could transport the fish first and then dismantle the tank completely.