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Tips for moving a set-up community tank?

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Hi, all. I am going to be buying a set-up community tank (a 46-gallon) off of Craigslist. It is about 90 minutes from where I live. It has the following fish in it: 1 ancistrus, 2 crossocheilus siamensis, 1 epalzeorhynchos frenatus albino, 5 glow gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 5 hemigrammus erythrozonus, 5 paracheirodon innesi, 1 pterophyllum scalare, 2 epalzeorhynchus kalopterus, 3 hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi and 5 caridina multidentata shrimps. (It's this:

I realize this isn't specifically betta related, but can any of you give me tips on how best to move the tank and keep the fish as unstressed as possible? My current plan is to get several 10-gallon buckets, put the water and the fish in those, leave about a fifth of the water with the shrimp in the tank, and move it like that. Does this sound like a good plan? Any tips anyone can offer me?
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Yeah that sounds like a good plan. Also if it doesn't have a tight hood or anything you can use saran wrap over the top, tape it down with scotch tape (please not duct tape, anything but duct tape haha), this helps keep the water in it whilst driving and not splash too much out, even if it's only a small amount of water in there.
If there's any decor in there that could shift or topple in transit, it would be safest to remove it too.
Thank you, both! There is some large driftwood in there, so I may put that in one of the buckets. The saran wrap is a great idea too.
You're welcome! And good luck transporting it! I know it can be a pain, you may have to drive slower as well but I'm sure you already knew that ^^ Yeah I tend to suggest Saran wrap for transporting EVERYTHING haha but I know it works for the most part, hence I suggest it :)
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