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Old 06-23-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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Transporting fish and tanks....

What's the best way? I'm prolly gonna be moving 3+ hours away including taking everything apart and setting it up again...


It's a 38g with 9 Odessa barbs and one blue angel...

I have prolly 75lbs of just substrate, I'm guessing but I have it at prolly 3 to 4 inches thick...I forget how much I added cause i changed my mind about color early in the game so there was still quite a bit of fluorite red in there...

I'm not against just donating my fish to the LFS, I would rather not but I don't wanna kill them just for me being in a lame situation...

I have prolly have 9 plants...all a decent size but I think I can transport them without issues...

Should I empty the tank 100%? Meaning the substrate? I will put the filter media in tank water for the move in a smaller container...I just have read that you shouldn't move a tank with annnnything in it, so im freakin out heh

Any help is much appreciated...
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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Id get some buckets to transport the fish, use battery operated air pump with air stones. I would most definitely remove all substrate.
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When I moved I took out as much tank water into plastic containers and buckets , they had lids so the water wouldn't spill. Left about 10-20% of the water in the tank with the filter,heater,gravel etc. With the fish I went to the shop and got fish bags. All of mine survived and I've never lost a fish
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I will put the filter media in tank water for the move in a smaller container
Its also important to keep the tank water for your media during the move the same temp as the tank originally was or the BB could die
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