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Old 10-24-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
 
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Question moving my aquarium

i am going to be relocting my 20 gallon tank from my sons bedroom into my dining room....it is full and occupied. having said that it weighs close to if not over 200 pounds so it is going to be a job and half to do this so i was thinking about taking 50% of my water out to make it a little easier to manage. is this ok for my fish?!?!
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
 
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That would be fine, but the tank will still be heavy.
If you have a few 5 gallon buckets, it would be fine to put the fish in one, some of the water in the others.
If the tank is still to heavy, take some of the gravel out as well.
As long as the filter media and gravel, stay wet, all will be fine.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
 
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thanks twistersmom!! you always give me such useful advice.....i never would have thought about that!!! i know it is still gonna be heavy im going to try and con my boyfriend and his friend to do it for me.....:)
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
 
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i am going to be relocting my 20 gallon tank from my sons bedroom into my dining room....it is full and occupied. having said that it weighs close to if not over 200 pounds so it is going to be a job and half to do this so i was thinking about taking 50% of my water out to make it a little easier to manage. is this ok for my fish?!?!

Its been a while for me but a few years ago I had to move a 20 gallon from 1 room to another. I just got a few 5 gallon buckets and saved the water, put the fish in the buckets and the moved the aquarium and refilled. this has been about 10 years ago through, well before I knew anything about tank cycling and "good" bacteria. Should work fine and no tank cycle just keep your filters wet or in one of the buckets :)

on your question then yeah 50% water should be fine for the short amount of time it will take to move (if you can lift the remaining 100lbs)
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
 
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i am used to lifting heavy things with the work i do (im a vet tech at an animal hospital). not all dogs are so kind as to "step up" onto the table for us lol....also, im planning on making my boyfriend and his friend moce it for me (they dont know it yet...)
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
 
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LOL my GF does that a lot.....She volunteers me for stuff with out asking me lol
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:38 PM   #7
 
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i actually just completed the move!!! I ended up leaving the fish in the tankbecause im terrible at netting and someone always ends up on the floor. so i took about 50% of my water out and my boyfriend and i moved it....it really wasnt that bad i was just afraid of dropping it.....now they are all set back up in the dining room so everyone can enjoy them!! next step moving the betta into our sons room...he'll be easy hes only in a 2.5
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #8
 
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Congrats
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:31 AM   #9
 
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Thank you!!!
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