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Old 02-20-2018, 08:55 PM   #1
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Moving a tank

So i setup my 125 gallon tank and had it running for about a month. My wife told me she wanted the tank moved down now 4 feet so itís in the center of the room. So my question is, is there a easy way of doing this? Iím figuring i have to take about half of the water out to slide the tank and hopefully the two fish i have in there will be okay for about a hour. I have felt pads on the bottom and itís a laminate floor. Didnít know if i would be able to lift it and put those mover pads under it or what. Please help
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:09 PM   #2
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I had to empty my old 55g 75% to do that water is 8.32 lbs a gallon plus rock and sand weight. So depending how strong to feel will depict how much you will have to empty
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:14 PM   #3
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Iím a pretty big guy. I was able to move my 65 with 20 gallons out. Like i said didnít know if there was a good way to do it without taking all the water out
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Did u leave the fish in with 75 percent out? @cpage101
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:21 PM   #5
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Yes I did it was only for a short time
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:23 PM   #6
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Iím a pretty big guy. I was able to move my 65 with 20 gallons out. Like i said didnít know if there was a good way to do it without taking all the water out


Probably 200 lbs just rock and sand in your 125g
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The fish should be fine in bucket for some time..It took me 12 hours to drain and move my 135 to other side of room..
I had a 32g brute garbage can filled with gravel..I am not big so could barely move that !
All my fish did fine in containers while I sweat my butt off !
Your tank alone weighs close to 200lbs ,so water added may be trouble?
I drained mine completely and just added new water for what I could not save...
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How did it go? You can temporarily substitute your tank with any container for a day or two with no problems. Siphon 20% of the water out into a brute, remove the substrate, remove rock, add more water, finish with livestock. They are cool for a while. When your tank is in place, add 10% water, all of the substrate and then the rest. Easy move......for the fish.
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Well i moved the tank. I had to take out about 80-100 gallons of water and was able to slide it. I couldnít catch the fish but they made it through with no problems
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