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Old 12-22-2011, 11:47 PM   #1661
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superglue will suture your finger right up... it really is amazing stuff that, although it does sting a bit
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #1662
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Agreed, superglue was actually invented for the army as an "instant stitch" that soldiers could apply out out the battlefield.

True story.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:37 AM   #1663
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Agreed, superglue was actually invented for the army as an "instant stitch" that soldiers could apply out out the battlefield.

True story.
Huh never knew that, pretty interesting deff gotta look into that lol
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:06 PM   #1664
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An easy way to make the move is to have a few people over to help.
1. Remove all livestock and put into a 5g bucket.
2. Drain the tank but store as much water possible in the 55g tank.
3. Clean out and remove everything from the stand.
4. Unplug all equipment and lighting and move it away.
5. Have 3 people lift the tank slowly so the rock structure doesnt fall apart and 1-2 people pull away the current stand and move the new one into place.
6. Place the tank on the stand and refill with water. Plug in equipment as well.
7. Wait two hours so everything settles then add live stock.
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You could also add the live stock into the 55g instead of the bucket.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #1665
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Umm youre suggesting lifting the tank with all the lr and sand in it?
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:13 PM   #1666
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Umm youre suggesting lifting the tank with all the lr and sand in it?
Agree,sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.The strain on the tank and possibility of rocks falling or moving is to great.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #1667
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Agree,sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.The strain on the tank and possibility of rocks falling or moving is to great.
Remove the rock aswell then. There would be no strain on the tank that it wont be able to handle as it's 10x when filled
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:21 PM   #1668
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But when its filled, its on a surface that supports th ENTIRE bottom, not creating stress points, then exagerating those points by twisting because one corner is higher than the other. One should only move empty tanks.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #1669
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But when its filled, its on a surface that supports th ENTIRE bottom, not creating stress points, then exagerating those points by twisting because one corner is higher than the other. One should only move empty tanks.
Either way each panel is supposed to hold at least 1/5th the weight it is when it's filled since the weight is distributed among the 5 panels. And the sand only is not even 1/10th the the weight when it's filled. If she doesn't want to risk having the rock in the tank, then she can take it apart then lay it out on a large plastic sheet. That's what I did when I was re-aquascaping.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:37 PM   #1670
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Yes itcan handle the weight if there are no stress points, but no matter how careful whomever is moving the tank will twist a bit as one corner is lifted higher/faster and that can and more than likely will crack a tank.
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