Many people are attracted to the bright, lush green colors of live plants. Rightly so; planted aquariums are beautiful and natural looking. In addition, most fish are healtier in aquariums with live plants. Fake plants can actually damage fish, because they have sharp edges.
When a novice gets plants, they almost always make one predictable mistake; they buy a new, higher wattage aquarium light to give their new plants a great start with lots of light...
Ever had to move an aquarium!? Its about the most time consuming thing you can do on moving day. Generally, to move an aquarium without killing anything can take anywhere from 6 to 18 hours depending on the size of the aquarium and the distance between the old and new location.
The basic idea behind all of my tips will be to minimize the amount of time that the fish are without filtration, aeration and temperature control.