Okay it's not a big move by any means, but I've never moved a fish tank before. Moving from one apartment to another 3 blocks from current location. It's 10 gallons heavily planted with eco complete, rocks, fish etc..
My current plan is to:
1.) Remove plants rocks.
2.) Keep about 6 gallons or so of tank water in buckets to be transferred to new location.
3.) Put fauna into a 10 Quart bucket with heater.
4.) Put gravel in bucket.
5.) Take stand and tank to new apartment and begin filling it with gravel, then water, rocks and plants.
6.) Walk fish over in their bucket(cover top with plastic wrap) and once tank appears somewhat settled reintroduce fish.
7.) Looking at my plan all laid out in numbered bullets, I'm thinking I may need a second heater to pull this off... Or would it be better to go with 1 heater and bag the fish then float them until temps are even?
I've never done this before, so if there are any glaring mistakes I'm making. Please let me know! Thanks for any info, hoping to have a real smooth move this Saturday!