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Old 07-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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For a 19 hour move I would invest in a few things. Rubbermaid containers with secure, clamping, lids. Tight fitting lids are key as there will be sloshing water everywhere, no matter how slow you drive. Drill holes through the lids for airline tubing and power cords. A power inverter rated to power your selection of air pumps and heaters (size of inverter will depend on pump/heater ratings).
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:06 PM   #12
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Do i need to separate the different fish for the move?
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #13
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You know your fish better than I do. If they all got along and were from the same tank, yes, you can add them all to the same container. If there are aggressive ones in the batch, maybe get a smaller container to put them in.
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They all get along, but i have read that you should separate them quite a few times. Thank you.
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I haven't separated any other than a breeding pair when I moved. I didn't have any issues but you never know I suppose. If you notice a particular bully you may want to consider it. More than likely everyone will be semi-stressed from the move and won't be doing much fighting.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #16
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Is this fw or sw?
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:42 AM   #17
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Fw. Ten fish in the tank. I don't know how big of container(s) to get.
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What kind of fish are they? I moved a large angelfish, clown loach, cories, 10x tetras, upside down cat, kuhlii's and probably a few others (been a while) in a 20g rubbermaid tub half filled with tank water. Remember, this is only temporary so don't go too big.
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I just moved 3 large angels and about a dozen small fish on a 2 day trip. I used styrofoam coolers. Everybody made it just fine, but meegosh has an excellent point about the water sloshing. The car seat did end up rather wet when all was said and done. Since the states I went through were really hot, I opted for styro coolers because of the insulation.
The only I separated were ones that were small enough to be eaten. My 3 angels and 2 dwarf cichlids shared one cooler and they didn't fight at all. I put some plants in there with them to lessen stress and the fish did stick to the plant cover as much as possible.
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