I LOVE aquariums...and am VERY jealous that my son has one in his bedroom right now and I don't. I am contemplating getting myself one (his is 10 gallon, and mine would be the same) because he loves goldfish (and at 23 cents a pop, I'm not gonna croak if I have to replace them every once in awhile) and I like the neon tetras.
Right now my two surviving tetras (I started with 5) are in with the goldfish, with water temp, etc. set at the tetra's preference -- they are, after all, more expensive than the goldfish, whom I'm not attached to at all. However, goldfish being as messy as they are, and his having grown so much, the tank really is quite overcrowded.
To solve the overcrowding problem I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get myself another tank and put my tetras in it in my bedroom and get a few more, since the poor things are schoolers and really do better with at least three of their kind.
However, the dilemma comes when I consider my upcoming move halfway across the country in just over 4 months. Do I REALLY want to attempt to move 2 aquariums and inhabitants as well as all our household stuff? Especially with a new baby...
What IS the best way to move an aquarium?? I was thinking just empty it about half way so the water doesn't splash and hope for the best (its a one day, MAYBE two day trip) -- is there any better way? If I got my second tank, would all my fish survive being severely overcrowded in one 1/2 full tank for 1-2 days? Or would that be too much stress? I really want another tank, but not if it means I won't be able to feasibly move them in 4 months...please help!