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PostSubject: moving house   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:45 pm

well im moving house soon and will be taking my tanks with me , my plan is to move fish from one tank into the other. then move the tank to new house also taking as much water with me as i can.get the tank up and running then put fish back in the following day , then move the other tank was wondering if anyone had any tips to help me out thanks colin.
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:30 pm

keep the fish in the dark during transport to minimise stress. save a much water as you can and get them in as qucikly as you can. write a list of ev everything you need to take with you and make sure you have planned ahead.
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:33 pm

Yeah, the trick is to plan ahead and know who is going where at what time. I grabbed a heap of buckets from my lab, but im sure you could get some of mates, to transport the water in.

The worst thing is all the crud from the bottom of the tank gets stired up so the water that is in the tank looks horrid for a few days. I bought myself a few extra, el cheepo power fitlers just to clear the water as fast as possible. They got colged ever hour or so!!!

Other than that kepp them in the dark, if its a long drive then make sure you give the water a good bubble before you go with an airstone to ensure there is lots of O2 in there for them. I found that my BN traveled really well actually. i even had a male on eggs at the time who didn't even boot them! the tricky fish are the larger ones. anything the size of a discus or bigger starts to use the O2 in the water really fast when stressed so keep that in mind Smile

Good luck with it all, i'm sure you will be fine.

Oh, and remember that fish tanks are very VERY heavy! take as much out as you can including gravel etc. lift with your legs and get as many people to help as possible. many hands make light work Smile

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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:39 pm

thanks for the help just hope everything goes ok colin.
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:26 am

Goodluck with the move mate , hopefully all goes to plan... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:05 pm

How long of a drive is it? Depending on the size of the tanks I've always left around 4-5 inches or 10-12 cm of water in the tank. I places a garbage bag over the top and replaced the cover to keep down the amount of water that could possibly splash out.

As far as O2 in the buckets, see if you can find a car converter.

Something similiar to these to run your air stones in the buckets for the move. Can also be used to run a heater.
http://www.cheaponsale.com/buy-cigarette_lighter_converter/

or a battery operated air pump similiar to these.
http://www.kensfish.com/batteryoperatedairpumps.html
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:50 pm

im only moving a few miles down the road so hopefully everything will go well colin.
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:12 pm

[img][/img] some photos of my l270 colin
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:17 pm

dont know if photos worked but have uploaded then to my gallery colin.
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PostSubject: hope move is ok..   Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:50 pm

let us know how the move goes. I planning on one later in the year and dont have too many close friends to help me Sad
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PostSubject: Re: moving house   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:41 am

i'll shoot across to help ya mate, might pick up a few super reds and blues while im there and smuggle them back into aus down my pants Smile

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PostSubject: that would be good...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:55 pm

always willing to help a fellow BN breeder...pmsl..
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