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Re: [APD] Re: Moving

I really have no idea. I know when I do water changes in my tank, I change out about 80% of the water with no ill effects. I also know that pretty much all the nitrifying bacteria live on surfaces, rather than in the water. But I don't know about the effect of new water chemistry - maybe it's one of those better safe than sorry things.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Erin Poythress<mailto:anang3 at yahoo_com> 
  To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com<mailto:aquatic-plants at actwin_com> 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 9:45 AM
  Subject: [APD] Re: Moving

  I was thinking it would minimize the shock for the
  fish, cut down on cycling time when I get there. I
  have lots of plants and everything, but with the
  Tanganyikans' pH, I didn't figure it was worth the
  risk. Plus I have no clue about the water chemistry in
  the new place. You think it's unnecessary?


  Rachel Sandage wrote:

  > What is the reason for moving the water? 
  >   ----- Original Message ----- 
  >   From: Andrew
  McLeod<mailto:thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk<mailto:thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk>>
  >   To: aquatic plants
  > digest<mailto:aquatic-plants at actwin_com<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<mailto: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

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