Two big points that are not mentioned yet!
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst and things work out better! This really fits when moving a tank, so give some thought to what "might" happen, not what you "hope" happens. A ten is a small enough tank that it can often be moved without removing the whole sub and any plants, IF (BIG IF!) you assume the worst and prep for it. Take a look at what the move will require and then plan in such a way that you can move the tank without ANY twisting. This is normal but when tanks are moved with even an inch of wet sub, it can make it much more likely to twist it when one corner is lifted, like when you pick it up. Twisting breaks glass or seams! Putting the tank on a good strong board and then using the board to carry the tank is one way to reduce the odds of twisting. Having a second set of hands for the far end and even a third for opening doors is almost always nice but slow and steady is the big point.
Second point is to think of where/how to place the tank. The floor in some cars is good but check how hot it make get in some. Seats are not too good as they tilt but look for low down and stable spaces. Ditch the water except for any used to cover the media, etc. as a good deep water change beats using half dirty water when resetting. And that leads into how to carry the wet stuff. If you have significant water, do not depend on driving slowly to avoid spilling the water but go for large trash bags,etc. and seal them much as if you were going to ship things. You do not want to slam the back of a truck because you didn't want the bucket to tip, right? A bag in a bucket or box will often survive a pretty big incident with the the bag rolling out but not dumping it all. Avoid zip-lock bags as they flip open so go for tied or rubber bands, etc. ? Very important to not dump the water if you are moving fish! They don't last long flopping around in the floorboard while you run like crazy looking for water.
Any slight water movement from sloshing around with the car will likely be enough for the bacteria. I moved fish from St. Louis area to Austin , Tx with no pump, etc. and just opening the bag each night for fresh air to move in overnight. Moderate temps are good but not too critical for bacteria as they tend to go dormant if cool. Do avoid overheating them.
Assume there will be a time when you have to panic stop , prep for it, and it is very unlikely to happen. Those bad incidents often happen to the folks who assume they WON'T. Gremlins tend to work that way!
Last edited by PlantedRich; 10-25-2019 at 02:00 AM.
Reason: changed from saying with to WITHOUT twisting!