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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Moving my 10gal Aqaurium

If anyone has read my last posts you'd know that I've had a lot of trouble getting my 10 aquarium started. But now it's doing really well, I currently these in it:

-I male betta
-2 Kuhli Loaches
-2 Von rio tetras (I know I should have more, but they haven't been stocked at my petstore since a few died months ago)
- 2 snails (black mystery and Gold inca)
- 2-3 ghost shrimp

But now, unfortunately, I have to move it because I will be going home for winter break. It'll will be a several hour drive in a car.

How do I go about doing this so nothing dies?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-04-2013, 08:50 AM
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If anyone has read my last posts you'd know that I've had a lot of trouble getting my 10 aquarium started. But now it's doing really well, I currently these in it:

-I male betta
-2 Kuhli Loaches
-2 Von rio tetras (I know I should have more, but they haven't been stocked at my petstore since a few died months ago)
- 2 snails (black mystery and Gold inca)
- 2-3 ghost shrimp

But now, unfortunately, I have to move it because I will be going home for winter break. It'll will be a several hour drive in a car.

How do I go about doing this so nothing dies?
Put your fish in a 5 gallon bucket or bag them and put them in a cooler. Drain as much water out as possible, keeping your substrate wet. Place larger decor in a bucket or bin of tank water along with your filter media and set up the tank as soon as you get there.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-04-2013, 08:53 AM
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Put your fish in a 5 gallon bucket or bag them and put them in a cooler. Drain as much water out as possible, keeping your substrate wet. Place larger decor in a bucket or bin of tank water along with your filter media and set up the tank as soon as you get there.
Yup.

Don't forget to acclimate the fish to the new water.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-10-2013, 09:58 PM
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Are you only going home temporarily? It seems like a lot of trouble to move the entire tank twice. How long will you be gone?
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-11-2013, 02:41 AM
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Don't move your tank if you'll only be gone for a week or two. More danger to your fish and equipment by far than to just leave it be.

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