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post #11 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 06:45 PM
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well the idea is that all for walls are touch and the tank is level which means all the glass is supported. Undo stress can and will make a tank crack over time.
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post #12 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok so how do they do the board thing.
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post #13 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 06:57 PM
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No clue LoL. I have never used one to move mine.
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post #14 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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You just lift the tank enough to get the wood under it and lift the wood instead of lifting the tank itself.

This can also help prevent you inadvertently twisting the frame of the tank cause even slight twisting can damage the silicone seals.
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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but how do you prevent it from tipping over?
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post #16 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:14 PM
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It'd probably be best to use a board that's not much more than an inch wider so you can still grip the tank... otherwise you could probably use tape.. or a bungee cord?

Or carry it low enough that your arms can support it?
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post #17 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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ill see what i can find.
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post #18 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:22 PM
just pick it up and move it. I wouldn't bother with the board. Just do your very best to keep it level. I wouldn't worry too much about accidentally having some catfish stuck out of water for a tiny bit. Main issue is that water is 8 pounds per gallon and one end of the tank being slightly lower then the other is gonna throw a lot of weight towards that end and whoever is carrying it. Either way it is going to be heavier then you expect. The tank itself will be fine, you are simply going across the room. And yes most US tanks very little of the bottom pane makes contact with the stand. Typically all weight is transferred through the trim.

I really wouldn't worry. If it makes you feel better there is a 15 gallon sitting at my apartment and the ONLY part touching the stand is the trim along width of the tank, the entire lenght is unsupported. Its full of water and I'm really not concerned about it breaking. Though its only a 15 gallon, I certainly don't recommend that, and I would not do it with most tanks.

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post #19 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks. since i need it moved fast ill probably drain and move.
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post #20 of 23 Old 08-12-2012, 08:32 PM
All right...I'll be the namby pamby here and confess that I would never move a large tank with anything in it. I'm thinking I have about 75#'s of sand and 15-25#'s of rock and the risk just isn't worth the time it would take to empty completely and then move it. "Pay me now or pay me later".

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