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Re: [APD] Moving

What is the reason for moving the water? 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrew McLeod<mailto:thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk> 
  To: aquatic plants digest<mailto:aquatic-plants at actwin_com> 
  Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 2:12 PM
  Subject: Re: [APD] Moving

  On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 08:07:56 -0700 (PDT), Erin Poythress  
  <anang3 at yahoo_com<mailto:anang3 at yahoo_com>> wrote:

  > Hey everyone,
  > This is a pretty timely thread for me, as I'm moving
  > in just over two weeks myself. My two tanks are a 12
  > and a 20 gal, so I won't have tank breakage to worry
  > about quite as much with a 90 gal, but I'm moving
  > about 6 hours away. I was thinking I'd use 5-gal
  > buckets for water, do the wet newspaper thing for many
  > of the plants, and bag the fish in large fish store
  > bags with saturated oxygen. It'll have to be a day
  > move, but I'm hoping it'll be okay. My only concern is
  > that the 20 is full of shelldwellers, so the pH is a
  > bit higher in there (about 8) than the other tank. Any
  > suggestions as to how I can minimize ammonia issues or
  > improve my plan? I solicit any and all suggestions.
  > Thanks!
  > Erin

  Add a 5x dose of Seachem Prime. That stuff is fantastic, you almost don't  
  need to cycle sometimes (not that I'd recommend it though), but for  
  something where pre-cycled filtration is impossible or tricky like during  
  a move or a quarantine tank, I reckon (based on my experience with an only  
  slightly cycled filter, showing elevated ammonia levels after fish  
  addition) at high stocking levels that should keep fish going for at least  
  a few days, if not a week or more (at least with a filter, even if  
  uncycled, as cycling will occur rapidly without the ammonia or nitrite  
  toxicity to hinder it).

  Andrew McLeod
  thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk<mailto:thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk>

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