Your Ps can with stand more than 5-6 hrs in a container. You can buy a battery powered "air raider" at either WalMart or PetsClub for $10-$12, which comes with the pump, airline hose and air stone. I advice to using 2 just to be on the safe side. YOu can insert the airlines through the hole in handles (most containers have this) connected to your pump.klockz said:i have about a 5-6 hour trip in a uhaul. anyone have any suggestions? and how exactly do you setup an air pump in a rubbermaid container? battery powered one? please help
very smart better idea than mine.RhomZilla said:You have plenty of time!!! RELAX!!
Put your Ps in a huge rubbermaid container before the transfer and set up your air pumps inside. As long as the container is powered by air pumps and inside room temp, you can actually leave the Ps in there overnight. Disassemble your tank without cleaning any of the equipment (filters, gravel, powerhead, decors..etc) so when assembling the new tank, some of the established bacteria would help in cycling the tank in a shorter period of time. Even though you put your tank together again with the same equipment, you should cycle it for 12 hrs just to be on the safe side. Arrange decors, make sure temp is right, check all water perimeters.. add fish!!
Seems like alot of work, but its really simple..