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Re: NFC: RE: Moving Time....

	I have moved twice so far. I moved my 10G tanks with a couple of
inches of water and all the plants, gravel intact (no big rocks). The
larger tanks were emptied except the gravel. The fish transported in
buckets. The filters and some rocks in buckets of tank water. I had my
portable pump going all the time in the fish buckets. 

	I have lost a couple of fish every time. Including some fish that
I really really liked. So, be prepared. 


On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Paul Sachs wrote:

> :)  Seems to me this is perfect for this forum.  My suggestion is to remove
> as much water as possible leaving only enough to cover the bottom roots.
> And remove all the big stuff, rocks, whatever, leaving as little gravel you
> can.  A tank can travel if secured and flat with about 2-4 inches of water
> without making too much a mess, but the 55's will be heavy :) Remove the
> fish/inverts too, and put them in bags or other suitable travel containers.
> They can even sit in the bags in the aquariums if you want and it doesn't
> smush the plants. I assume you will not be moving all those tanks with
> water?  That would be a chore and a half :)  I have successfully moved many
> tanks this way.  The most critical time is moving the tank itself into and
> out of the back seat of a car (not possible on some cars :) Still things
> happen.  My recommendation is to bite the bullet, and just bag it all up :)
> The plants can travel without water (just really moist,) and the fish will
> be much happier for it too.  Oh, you may want to cover it just incase you
> make a 'sloshy' turn..... The less water the better.
> Good luck, and don't curse your stars if you break the tank.  It's a
> distinct possibility :(
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
> Dakota
> Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 4:12 PM
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: NFC: Moving Time....
> Hi All... I need some pointers on how to move several large tanks. I will be
> moving from Ft. Worth to Austin very soon and I have never moved an aquarium
> without  a complete teardown. I would like to move them as a unit instead of
> destroying all I have worked for... My planted tanks are finally sustaining
> themselves and doing good and I would like to keep it that way. I would
> appreciate all helpful pointers on this .... Reply to me privately so we can
> keep the list on topic unless we talk about all the darters,minnows and
> sunfish I am currently keeping...   :O)  Thanks in advance...
> BTW... 75 Gal... 2-- 55 Gal. and more 20's and 10's than I want to admit
> to..  :O)
> Charles A.

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