Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Belleville ON Canada
I just went through this myself in December. I just reduced the water down to a half inch from the soil and removed as many shrimp as I could and moved the tank. I just did it carefully and set it back up. As long as there isn't a whole lot of bouncing around of the tank, it shouldn't really get very cloudly. Put the tank in it's place and let it settle for a few hours before trying to add water back to it. Just make sure you keep your biomedia wet.
Interestingly .. I ended up waiting a several weeks before setting my tank back up and the shrimp that I left in the tank, with no heater, all survived which was a heck of a surprise, especially the single Crystal Red in there.