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Old 01-09-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Hello fish lovers> I need to move my 75 gallon across our hardwood floor due to some remodeling maybe 10 feet> Anyone have any ideas? Floor pad disks, dolly carts? I know I need to empty some water to be able to lift it to something under it in order to move it. Any ideas would be great.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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try lifting straps. when the guys came to deliver my fridge they seemed to lift it with ease, and they were no taller than 5'5". that should be all you need. i would also recommend to have 3 people (2 lifting and the other to help stabilize).
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we moved a 180 about 25 feet on a hardwood floor. he already had those furniture sliders under it though. we just emptied half the water and pushed it across the floor.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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A 75 gallon aquarium would weigh 626 pounds - and that's just the water, not including the tank itself or the stand. Your best bet would be to drain about 50 gallons out of the tank - set it aside in storage - then place a thick sheet of plywood under the stand and slide it across the floor, and then slide it back when you are ready. You don't say what your tank is made of, but I assume glass, which is quite heavy and prone to cracking if stressed. Make sure the tank is fully supported during the move to avoid stresses.
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They also make piano movers that I used to move mine. You`ll have to unload about half the water as mentioned previously first.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:36 PM   #6
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Just have to be careful that it is lifted evenly or you will cause the glass to stress. It might even crack at a later date if it is stressed.
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