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Old 08-26-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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just curious...

I have a 55 gal. I was wondering, if I were to move, what is the best way to transport the tank. Is is doable? expensive? Gimme the dirt!

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The safest way to transport the tank would be to siphon at least 50% of the water (save this) from the water column, then take out rocks and either wrap with wet newspaper or submerge in water in a container (heavier option), bag fish/corals, and transport. The other option, which I have done many times successfully for small distances, is to drain at least 50% of water (save this), structure rocks securely on aquarium substrate so none can fall over, situate any corals securely, and transport. Other options include bucketing fish/corals and providing air through a battery powered air pump.
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thanks... that answers my question!
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IME removing all rock will keep from scratching the aquarium. Removing most of the water makes it lighter and easy to carry. If you have sand leave about two inches of water more if you leave any corals or fish. Ice chests and five gallon buckets for fish and rock. Unused plastic garbage cans or drums work well.
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