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moving an aquarium - thanks
Thanks for all the responses on moving my aquarium. There has been lots of
good advice. As suggested, I think I will invest in an ice chest (well
insulated) to put the fish in, and an inverter to power a small heater for
the drive (as well as a battery powered airstone). I think I'll drill a
couple of small holes in the top for ventilation.
I had neglected to mention a part of my plan which was to build a
plywood/2x4 base to move the tank full of gravel/plants on. I was going to
elevate this base next to the tank stand, then slide the tank onto
it. Many strong friends would then help load/unload it from the truck,
lifting the wood base, so that the gravel weight wouldn't stress the tank
HOWEVER, I think I have been convinced that it will be better to empty the
tank of plants and gravel. The tank will be unstressed and the plants can
be packaged better. Perhaps I will put the plants in a second ice chest
with additional insulation around it.
Once again, thanks for all the good advice.