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Old 04-25-2014, 07:21 PM   #31
 
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That is the tank as it right now, before moving it. I'm going to do it tomorrow.
Thanks for letting me know what type of fish they are. So I should take the fish out the shells and toss them, and then anything else in the tank except leave the gravel in it.

Can I take the gravel out to move and clean the tank and just transport it in a bucket or? I think it will be very heavy if I leave it in and will make cleaning the tank pretty difficult.

Or, just leave the gravel and work around it?

Thanks again!!
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:25 PM   #32
 
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I dont know if there is a heater or not, however, there is one that is unopened with all the other things it comes with.

Ok, trash the gravel and try to keep the filter. Tomorrow I can check the other things you asked about and let you know. It will be late when I get home from work...around 5pm my time
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:25 PM   #33
 
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That is the tank as it right now, before moving it. I'm going to do it tomorrow.
Thanks for letting me know what type of fish they are. So I should take the fish out the shells and toss them, and then anything else in the tank except leave the gravel in it.

Can I take the gravel out to move and clean the tank and just transport it in a bucket or? I think it will be very heavy if I leave it in and will make cleaning the tank pretty difficult.

Or, just leave the gravel and work around it?

Thanks again!!
Ha ha :) I was posting as you were. Check out my lengthy post right before this one. That gravel is going to be nasty but if you think you want to keep any of it.... remove it first. It's going to be heavy enough to transport without wet gravel.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #34
 
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I dont know if there is a heater or not, however, there is one that is unopened with all the other things it comes with.

Ok, trash the gravel and try to keep the filter. Tomorrow I can check the other things you asked about and let you know. It will be late when I get home from work...around 5pm my time
I won't be around until late tomorrow night but there are plenty of peeps here to help you through this. Have no fear!
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #35
 
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I forgot to add the photos of products that come with it. Here it is.

I don;t know if it already has an airstone. Looking at the whole tank photo, there is a round thing on the bottom of the tank with a hose attached to it. That could be an airstone. The part on the end that has the bubbles come out (it;s green) is covered in gunk.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:37 PM   #36
 
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the photo was too large so I resized it.

I don't know if it already has an airstone. Looking at the whole tank photo, there is a round thing on the bottom of the tank with a hose attached to it. That could be an airstone. The part on the end that has the bubbles come out (it;s green) is covered in gunk.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:38 PM   #37
 
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what time will you be online? :)

I already bought new gravel, so I can use it and follow your intstructions so long as the filter is okay.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:41 PM   #38
 
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I forgot to add the photos of products that come with it. Here it is.

I don;t know if it already has an airstone. Looking at the whole tank photo, there is a round thing on the bottom of the tank with a hose attached to it. That could be an airstone. The part on the end that has the bubbles come out (it;s green) is covered in gunk.
Yup, that's the airstone. Nice.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:43 PM   #39
 
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ugh. here are the other products!
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:45 PM   #40
 
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None of those products are useful except for the ph test kit - sorry :(

I'd check out the expiration date on the Ick guard or just toss it.

If you ever have to deal with Ich (they don't even spell it right) is to raise the heat gradually in your tank. Hopefully you won't have to deal with that.

It's always best to not add unnecessary chemicals to a tank. They're pretty much short term fixes and don't really solve anything in the long run.
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