I finally had a couple days in a row off work to move my shrimp tank over to my condo. Tank specs:
Standard 10gal tank
Eco-Complete substrate with a ton of mulm
No filter (except if the water is cloudy, like now)
one MiniJet 404 pump for circulation
1x36 AHS light in a custom canopy, photoperiod from 4pm to 10pm
No CO2, just Flourish and Flourish Excel Plants:
Moving it was pretty easy. I took out all the hardscape first, leaving a ton of Taiwan moss...or Singapore moss, I don't remember which. I'm starting to think it is Singapore moss because it didn't have much of a hold on the wood it was attached to. Then I drained the tank until there was only a couple inches of water left, then moved the tank onto a 21x11 piece of 3/4" plywood. The drive shook up the substrate and mulm quite a bit, as did refilling. The tank still isn't settled, so I'm going to get my old XP1 and load it up with filter floss.
I'll be working with the moss and lava rocks later while the water is being polished.
Here are a few pictures. As you can see, I have lots of shrimp and the tank is still unsettled from the move. It looks like a neglected graveyard now...and it is...but I promise it will be way nicer in a few weeks!
Here is a close-up of a lava rock that already has some fissidens-like plant growing out of the pores. It should be interesting to see if it grows underwater.