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Thread: Moving

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    Hello all. I have a 20 gallon fully cycled FW tank. I will be moving in about three weeks across town I am not exactly sure yet but likely to a location less than 20 to 30 miles/minutes away. My question is can I somehow keep my beneficial bacterial alive so I don't have to start my cycle all over again ? Also about how long can the bacteria go without oxygen before they start to die off ? thank you kindly.

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    When I moved I just got two coolers one for the filter media and one for the fish o put water in both about half way up and for the media put it in the cooler and and tape the lid one with normal scotch tape and for fish put them in about a 5 gallon cooler half full too three quarters full with the lid and a battery powered air pump and put the substrate in zip lock bags with a little bit of water oh and try to save as much tank water as possible.

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    There is nothing beneficial in old tank water. Two coolers is a good idea. You want to keep the media wet and aerated. Even if all you do is use a cup to scoop the water and pour it back in every once in a while. I'm not sure how long the bacteria can go without oxygen. But a cup or a battery operated air pump will solve that problem.
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    That's some good advice there. I too moved a 20 gallon the same distance. I used two 5 gallon buckets and filled them both with tank water and put the fish in one and my filter material in the other. The rest of the tank water I just siphoned out and tossed. I planned it all out ahead of time and did the break down and immediately took it to the new place and set it up. You don't need to remove your gravel or plants or anything else.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    When I moved I moved 3 Hours away and I didn't do anything with it and the water leaked out when the movers broke my tank and lifted it while it had a broken bottom and the cooler was in it and I couldn't set up my tank for another 3 days because my thermometer broke and I didn't know if it was a mercury thermometer so it should be fine.

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