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Thread: best way to move a reef tank?
05-20-2013, 09:14 PM #1Member Molly
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best way to move a reef tank?
I moving in about 2 1/2 months and I was wondering the best way to move my 2 gallon biocube. It's been set up since christmas and currently has fish, inverts, and soft corals. Any help in methods for moving the tank are appreciated, thanks.
05-20-2013, 10:18 PM #2
Do you mean 29 gallon bio-cube ?
Based on my experience moving a reef tank within the same house, I would offer the below tips
-Don’t move an aquarium with any amount of water in it
-Reuse about ½ of the existing tank water, make new water for the rest.
-Keep all the live rock in tank water at all times. 5 gallon pales work great for this
-Move your corals in a different container than the fish and inverts
-I would suggest replacing your substrate, or taking this opportunity to go “bare bottom”
-Be careful to acclimate your corals, fish, and inverts to the temp of the water slowly.
-Take this opportunity to do a very good cleaning on your equipment like the return pump, powerheads, skimmer….. etc.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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