Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Lafayette, IN
I would just drain the tank to a few inches of water and secure the lid down (might help to use saran wrap or the like) and carry it out like that. I would NOT advise keeping fish in the tank during the move, I think I killed one of my cories that way. But a few inches of water ought to keep the plants pretty damp, the newspaper really becomes optional at that point.
This is the method I used to move my 10 gal down to school and the method I will use again when I, too, have to move my tank home for the holidays (back to more tanks so I can work on spawning some fish!).
Hope that helps,