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brent-konieczny

Is it okay to have gsp out of water for about 2.5 hours? I know that various zoos are okay out of water during low tide some places. Also, I am less sure about xenia being out, but would would the consensus be? I want to know this because I want corals over my back wall, but the tank is constantly transported half full.

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Xenia produce loads of slime when they're out of water, and might even peel off the back wall under their own weight. GSP is just about indestructable, I think it would probably be a much safer bet.

 

I do have to ask, how come the tank is transported half full? Seems like a very dangerous thing to do IMHO, whether it's glass or acrylic a tank just isn't designed to handle that kind of stress and one of these days it might break during a move.

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brent-konieczny

The tank is transported on a platform to distibute weight. Also there is only 2.5gal in it half full (20lbs of water).

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brent-konieczny

College. About a trip back and forth every 2months. So far has been on about 6 trips this year, each 2.5hours. It will be on 3 more 2.5hr trips till school ends and then an 11hr trip to minnesota for the summer. Whenever I transport I put in a powerhead and keep a heater running. All the live rock is arranged so it won't fall everywhere during the trips. Has been 100% successful each trip. I used to have 3fish, 2conch, crab, ect.. and they were also always fine. Now I only have 1fish, conch, snails, hermits, ect. As far as they know it's just a shallow wavy tide pool. BTW my 1gal jar is transported same way with the pump running (it works great)

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Yep, I always feel like a gypsy. I'm getting ready to tear down my tank to move it back home in a couple of weeks...I always get a little nervious, even though I've had no losses. Maybe you could get the xenia or gsp to grow on a piece of glass...that way you could attach it to the back of your tank and have the capability to dismount it and put it in water when you move.

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College. About a trip back and forth every 2months. So far has been on about 6 trips this year, each 2.5hours. It will be on 3 more 2.5hr trips till school ends and then an 11hr trip to minnesota for the summer. Whenever I transport I put in a powerhead and keep a heater running. All the live rock is arranged so it won't fall everywhere during the trips.

 

This here, is dedication at its finest

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