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  1. Default Moving the tank. Any Suggestions?


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    Hi AC people
    I will be shifting my house and i was wondering if you guys could help me out
    Will be shifting in 3 days time in case you guys were wondering.

    So my questions are
    How should i remove the water(i.e take out half the water and bring it with me?)
    Should i clean the gravel and ornaments and the filter?
    The only thing I have figured out is how to move the fish.

    Also as some of you might know I unknowingly did a fish in the tank cycle( Luckily all survived )
    Will the move affect it?
    When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong

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    Get a large ziploc bag and put all filter cartridges in there with tanks water and then put that bag in a styrofoam cooler and you should be good,get a couple cleaned milk jugs and fill with tank water and put cap back on and that should be good, are you rearanging your house or moving?
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    What size tank?...if you are just moving the tank from one part of the house to another, it should be fairly easy
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    Ok, little language barrier. By shifting your house, do you mean you are moving from one house to another? Or tilting the house and letting everything slide to the left? lol

    I'm going to assume you are moving houses. How big is the tank? How long will it take you to go from the one house to the other?

    You can put the fish in a five gallon bucket filled with tank water. I would also add your filter media to the bucket to keep it wet. Remove every bit of the water from your tank. I would take out all your decor but you can leave the gravel. As long as the filter media stays wet, your cycle should be ok.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Thanks for the quick reply guys
    Moving(should have made that clear)
    Is it necessary to remove all the water? and the tank is a 20gall long
    Can I just put the filter media in a plastic bag with the tank water?
    Last edited by afro123; 08-14-2014 at 03:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Ok, little language barrier. By shifting your house, do you mean you are moving from one house to another? Or tilting the house and letting everything slide to the left? lol.

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    Just a few suggestions below:

    No need to keep any of the existing water, unless the tap water were you are moving to has a different pH than your current tank water

    I would not move your aquarium with any amount of water in it. The seals were not designed for the additional stresses that would be placed on them if you tried to move your aquarium even 1/4 full of water

    Keep your filter media in old tank water the whole time while moving.

    It would be a good idea to re-clean your gravel
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I agree 100%, never ever ever try to move any size tank with any appreciable amount of water in it, the voice of bad experience speaking. Just leave the wet gravel, and do remove any decorations that might shift around.

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    Geez i thought my details were clear(guess they were not)
    NO i was not planning on keeping water in my tank and shifting(not that stupid :P) I was thinking about putting some water in a separate container and moving.
    I thought about taking some water in a SEPARATE CONTAINER because i dont have that many utensils to catch water which will be used to fill the tank
    When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong

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    Yeah you can take it in a separate container. I don't understand what you mean though about "catching water." Can you not get new water at your new house easily?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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