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Re: [APD] moving
pkimerling at charter_net wrote:
> I find myself moving from Birmingham, Alabama to Grand Junction, Colorado USA
> ~1600 miles in December. ....
> ... All suggestions welcome,
When I moved from California to Wyoming, about 1000 miles, I put all my
plants and fish into the largest ice chest I had. The water level was
just enough to cover the plants and to reduce the sloshing. At rest
stops, I would open the lid so it could vent.
This was done during the worst part of the summer. Everything survived
the trip except for a couple of fish. Despite my best efforts, the water
just got too hot and was too stressful for the critters.
Unfortunately, all the snails survived...
All the gravel was shipped wet (no loose water) in the tank and was
shipped with the movers.
Two days later I got to the new house. I set the ice chest near a window
and left the lid open all the time. A week later, the movers showed up
with my 60 gallon tank and equipment. I set everything back up and added
the plants hoping for the best.
My prized Madagascar Lace plant sprung to life and produced two flowers.
All in all, not bad. I probably would bag the gravel next time in small
bags just to make it a bit more manageable, but in the desperate hours
to finish packing, you tend go insane and the packing gets less careful
as you run out of time. In short, tearing down my tank was the last item
on my list.
Good luck with your move.
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