Moving planted tanks
Questions about moving your tanks across the city...
Over the course of the next month, I will be moving and all 10 of my planted aquariums sizing from 3 gallons to 20 gallons need to somehow come with me. There is only 1x 20 gallon and 1x 10 gallon, the rest are smaller. Anything under 10g is rimless.
My biggest concern is how I am going to be able to transport the shrimp tank as they're so small.
Additional concerns are the fact that several of these are walstad style /npt tanks, and all of them are planted. Is it possible to leave the substrate and some plants in, but otherwise remove mostly all the water and move them gently?
We have a hatchback, so we'd be able to lay them on a flat surface to drive the approximate 3 miles to the new home.
Fish and filtration media will be transported by 5g buckets.
How do you go about catching shrimp to move them, as well? While I have fine nets, there is so many and some are so very small that it would be difficult if not impossible to see them all. Is it possible to leave just a couple inches of water in this 20g tank incase any are left behind?
Any tips for short distance moving are greatly appreciated.