SO, as some of you know, I'm moving from Oregon to Seattle in about a month. I intend to move the tank as it is, and set it up at the new place. Obviously that takes some planning, so here's my plan as I've devised it at this point. I would appreciate any ideas/advice/opinions. 1 week before (8/13): 30gallon water change, assemble new (drilled) sump, make 150gallons saltwater at the new house in 4 giant trash cans appx 2/3 full. Wed 8/18: Drive up to Seattle to swap my tiny car for an SUV, and pick up the 2nd driver. Thurs 8/19: Drive back to Oregon, finish packing house shit, leaving the fish area completely empty Friday (MOVING DAY): Early AM, fish tank packing begins. First, remove the rocks that have corals/sponges permanently attached into 5gall buckets and/or rubbermaid totes. Also, bag up any unattached corals. Then, catch as many fish as possible and take the remaining rock out. Place base rocks into styrofoam coolers with wet newspaper. Capture all other fish and inverts, bag them up, and store in styrofoam coolers. while livestock are being rounded up, take down the sump plumbing. drain most of the water out, then stir up the sandbed and siphon out the sand into 5g buckets. Truck loading: the tank will go in the "mom's attic" space of the uhaul, and be roped in thoroughly. Then the mattresses (2 queens) will be placed against that part of the truck, and roped into place. That way I hope it prevents anything from sliding into the tank and smashing it. Load up all the other house stuff. Drive 5 hrs to Seattle. unload everything (except the tank), and crash into an exhausted sleep. Next day (saturday): Set up the tank. Rinse the sand THOROUGHLY. Put livestock back into tank after the dust has settled a bit. cross my fingers it doesn't cycle again. SO the livestock will be in containers for essentially one whole day. Is that too long? Other ideas welcome. thanks!