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Best storage way for tanks?
Old 09-09-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
 
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Cool Best storage way for tanks?

What do you all think is better to store current empty tanks at? You all know I'm a addict so selling the 3 current empty one's would be pointless so I'd like to store them here (Its 1z45g and 2x10g).

I can either put them in the crawlspace under the house which I know won't freeze in the winter, however I don't know about bugs down there and the seal?
Or I can get someone to move them in the attic, however I have no idea what the Temps are like up there in the winter, I assume it wouldn't freeze but frankly I don't know, and again don't know about bugs up there and the seals?

So any suggestions are welcome.

PS if you wonder why the 3 empty tanks all the sudden in my house....I needed to clear the room out for a nursery but no fish been harmed or left my house in the process.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
 
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Have you not got anywhere to set them up? Stored with water and fish would be the best

Congratulations on the new baby.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
 
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I would place them in the attic or garage?
Until A recent move, the house I lived at had crawl space and you could not pay me enough to enter this area.
I am an avid outdoorsman and ain't a feared of much cept spiders. I saw wolf spiders under the house large enough to carry off the numerous toads that also lived there.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
 
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I would say crawl space mainly because you know they won't freeze and you are unsure of the attic. I know my attic gets super hot in the summer and if we have a winter like we did last year, most definitely freeze. I would double bag them in trash bag and put them in the crawl space. Maybe even bag them and then box them up. In just a few short years, your child will be asking for a tank of their own in their room Good idea on keeping them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
 
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put them in bags and throw in a few of those bead stuff that keeps things dry.then add bubble wrap and stick them in a box and seal it. when you dig it out it should look like when you first wrapped them and the kids can have the bubble wrap lol
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
 
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Oooo, bubble wrap is a good idea, too!
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:24 AM   #7
 
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Well I wouldn't personally ever be caught to go under the house...But I have a very loving husband, plus its sealed more like a real basement (w/out windows) and larger in size too then a 'avg' crawl space.

Garage yeaaaa I gave that a thought for 2 sec but all the work going on here one lil whooopppsss and its busted not a safe place IMO
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