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Old 03-08-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Moving aquarium across room

For some unknown reason.. ~ grins ~ I think im gonna have to move my ten gallon across the room. i really dont wanta to have to go through the trouble of emptying it... stressing my fish out.. just to move it across one room.. Would it be safe to very -- carefully-- move it full.... x.x would the bottom give out or anything..
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not too sure on a ten gallon. I know that the rule is never move a tank with anything in it but a 10gal shouldnt way more than 150lbs full. I still wouldnt try it... maybe someone else will know for sure but my vote is no. Maybe think about emptying the water into a container wiht fish, move tank and the refill.
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i know but im just trying to see if there is an alternative to stressin my fishy buddies
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I would take out any large rocks and about half the water. Moving it a short distance would then be a two person job. Carry the tank by supporting the bottom frame at all four corners without putting any pressure on the bottom pane of glass, and you should be OK.
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no rocks.. just a small (( about 1/4 of an inch )) of gravel. and alot of plastic plants.. plus my big fat molly lol.
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another thing you could try to not put any stress on the glass is to move it partially empty with a piece of plywood underneath the help spread the pressure...
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=28

BillyZ qrote an excellent aritcle on moving a tank. The link is above.

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I'd pull out all the decorations in the tank, leaving just the gravel, and then siphon into a bucket 2/3 or so of the water. THen move the tank (get someone else to help you) and put back in some of the old water and then some new water.

At only 1/3 full the tank will weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 pounds or so--for most people that weight is probably movable alone, or with a second person should be easy.
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One thing you could do is empty the tank halfway full, Then just carry across. I use to have a ten gallon i had the same problem, I had to move it away from my 20 gal. And the only way i could do this without stressing my fish out was to empty the 10 gal halfway and move it. Just make sure to have 2 people with you because you have to have your partner set up your stand.
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