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09/16/2016, 01:33 PM
Driving in 4-runner. From. GA. to. PA
Having new Red Sea max 260e delivered two days after
we arrive
How to package for the trip
What should I do with them the two days before the tank is delivered?
Thank you for any information you are blessed to know.
Bubba Shirl

09/16/2016, 04:44 PM
When you get there you can set up in Rubbermaid bins with heaters and powerheads. The trip I'm not sure, I've never moved a setup that far. I've heard of success with buckets and air stones, and maybe just package up corals and fish as if you were shipping them. My biggest worry would be keeping the rocks wet and at a decent temp to avoid a cycle when you get there, and having enough water to get things into bins on arrival.

Arc Katana
09/16/2016, 07:54 PM
5G buckets with a battery powered air pump. Keep your car 70ish and you should be fine. Took fish/corals from Chicago to Florida a couple times this way.

09/17/2016, 08:10 AM
As Katana said you can get battery powered air pumps or you can use a power inverter and plug one in that way. You can even run a heater like that depending on the size of the inverter and heater.

Have a safe trip!

09/17/2016, 08:47 AM
Does just coral need air

09/17/2016, 02:38 PM
food, light, warmth and stable water parameters is what coral needs to survive.
over the short term it can withstand less than usual of any of those but will regress quickly.

09/17/2016, 03:56 PM
Does just coral need air

All the inhabitants of your tank need oxygenated air to survive.

reef thief
09/18/2016, 06:00 PM
You got it. I have a 110 adapter that I keep in my explorer. Maybe look into one. They're cheap.