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Old 06-01-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Moving from Oklahoma to Oregon

Anyone have any good suggestions on how to make this 1750 mile trip as safe as possible for my 55g reef tank inhabitants
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Where are you coming to in Oregon?

If you're going to be in the Portland Area I'd call the Wet Spot to see if they'd house them until you got here.
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I'm moving to northeastern Oregon, about 3 hours east of Portland. No LFS near there, unless anyone knows of a good LFS in Tri-Cities WA?
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Tri-Cities ?

Oh man...you'll never know you left Oklahoma !!

That's going to be tough. Not sure what's out there....
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I grew up in that area but I wasn't into aquariums back then. My friends up there say the only thing in Tri-Cities is Petco, and I would never let them touch my fish. The LFS here gave me some of their styrofoam shipping boxes. I plan to line the box with a garbage bag and drill a whole through the lid for the aerator. Unless anyone has better ideas, or experiences?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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Temperature is going to be a problem. They really need to be bagged and shipped. I don't even think petco would hold fish for someone. You my friend may have an issue. 17 hundred miles is hard on fish.

Considered selling then re building down the road? You may lose more in the travel than you would selling back.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:41 AM   #7
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I've considered selling, but I leave June 18th and don't think I would be able to sell it in time for what I would want for it.
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True, but it's still better than risking the life of the corals and fish. You could keep all of your equipment, live rock, ect. I don't know your build, but you may not go in the whole too much.
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Are you going to drive straight there? It is possible if you get a nice bigg tub with a few battery powered bubblers and see if they have battery powered thermometers. Its a long drive, and im not sure how many days it will take but if you really try and do it as quick as possible i think they will survive. Remember, fish and coral are shipped halfway around the world to end up at your lfs..
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I do agree with nu nu, but it would seem a gamble. Your looking at least 2 days on the road if you hurry and take less breaks. You need to monitor that temp.
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