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Old 08-18-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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important question pls help!!

so i have a 30 gallon fish tank wich i have on top of my night stand and i decided i wanted it to look nicer so i built an actual fish tank stand,im guessing i have to take the water out to transfer it from 1 stand to the other

my quest: if i take all the water out and put it in a container once im done moving the tank will i have to add new water n cycle my water all over again or can i just add my same old water??
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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You can just add the same water back but with everything getting disturbed I would reccomend a large wc so only add back like 50-75% of the old and replace the rest with new
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:03 AM   #3
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You can just add the same water back but with everything getting disturbed I would reccomend a large wc so only add back like 50-75% of the old and replace the rest with new
thanks a lot i really appreciate the advice i should have really thought about this before puttin that tank in a night stand lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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thanks a lot i really appreciate the advice i should have really thought about this before puttin that tank in a night stand lol
Depends how far you have to move it maybe just take out a portion of the water then a couple strong guys should be able to move it obviously not up or down stairs lol me and a buddy moved my 55 full of water and rock we only moved it a couple feet tho and only few inches at a time but with a 30g you can move it
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Not to jump in your thread but I wanna put my biocube 29 on a different stand. It's on my end table not but I want it a little higher. So I thinking if I take about half the water out and just lift it up onto the other stand it should be ok. Just don't want the bottom falling out
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Not to jump in your thread but I wanna put my biocube 29 on a different stand. It's on my end table not but I want it a little higher. So I thinking if I take about half the water out and just lift it up onto the other stand it should be ok. Just don't want the bottom falling out
1g water = somethin like 8.8 pounds so add the weight of rock and tank then decide if its a weight you can manage i highly doubt the bottom could fall out
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Well not by myself but one on each side I was thinking
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Well not by myself but one on each side I was thinking
I think itd be a fairly easy move good luck lift with your legs
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Going to be a little bit. Can't decide if I wanna build one or buy the biocube one.
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so i have a 30 gallon fish tank wich i have on top of my night stand and i decided i wanted it to look nicer so i built an actual fish tank stand,im guessing i have to take the water out to transfer it from 1 stand to the other

my quest: if i take all the water out and put it in a container once im done moving the tank will i have to add new water n cycle my water all over again or can i just add my same old water??
You may have mini cycle depending how long your sand/ rock is exposed and how much die-off occurs.
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