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Old 12-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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tank transport

I am buying an already established saltwater aquarium with live rock some fish, starfish, crabs, snails and shrimp. Going to have to transport it about an hour from me. What is the best way to break down the tank and get it and its inhabitants home safely
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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tank moving

I haven't done it personally but alot of people use rubber maid tubs, 5 gallon buckets, put the rock in the rubbermaid tubs or wherever they fit but keep them wet.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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I've done it. Used a 5 gallon bucket to keep live stock in and the Rubbermaid totes for live rock. Filled them up with tank water to keep the rock wet
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Im moving my 75 gal reef in about a month .
I think I'm going to follow .
Anything to help save all my livestock .
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It's definitely going to be an ordeal. Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:34 AM   #6
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It's no different then moving rooms in your house just a small break while you drive
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #7
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ive done it from about the same distance as well ..... i got a few polystyrene containers, put live rock in there with wet newspaper to keep everything wet. i put a couple of fish in different poly containers with the existing water. when i got the livestock to our new home i put an airstone in each livestock container to keep the water moving for a day or 2 and put a live rock or 2 in the for a mini bio filter while i setup the tank. then moved the tank. had 100% success rate.... nothing died.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the good ideas
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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I moved my 90 a few months back, followed the same steps as above. I just wanted to add that I got the styrofoam boxes free from my lfs, I just hit them up on their receiving day and they gave me all I needed. May save you from having to buy buckets, totes etc especially if you only plan to use once. Good luck!
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info
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