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Old 07-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Not sure where to post this but, i live in Wisconsin and my girlfriend and i are moving to Virginia. I have a 30g tank that o want to take with. I'm not sure how to transport my fish. Any help or tips are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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You cam buy a foam cooler and a battery operated air pump to keep the water oxiginated.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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And ker your filter media wet with tank water the whole trip
So when you start the filter back up it won't have to cycle.

Ps. How long a drive is that for us non-Americans?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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About 14 years ago I moved a 125 galling saltwater FOWLR tank and a 55 gallon reef tank about 40 miles. I used the battery powered air pumps fir the livestock in buckets and coolers, I kept the tanks with as much water as I could carry them (they were both plexi) another person full of most of the live rock, and kept my filters (all canister type at the time except protein skimmers) full of water. I did not lose any livestock I just had some murky water and scared fish for few hours. The worst part is that it took long time after catching and housing all the fish, loading & driving, and then re-setting up the tank before adding them back in. Also with that volume of water I used quite a few containers to carry the cycled water lol.
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About 19 hours, just under 1000 miles.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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Ooh nice trip. You may want to consider heat/cold packs then.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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Heat or cold packs? How do you control those?
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
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I've only received them from vendors that I have purchased livestock from online. Depending on what your weather conditions are you can pack your fish inside bags and put the bags in styrofoam containers and add the packs in between some newspaper or such. You gotta be careful not to make it too cold or too hot tho. What kind of vehicle are you transporting them in? Possibly if they can ride inside the car in a climate controlled environment you may be able to just keep them in a cooler or other insulated container.
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Definitely in the car. Tank and the rest in the u-haul.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #10
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I thought there were breather bags or something like that.
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