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post #11 of 14 Old 06-22-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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There isn't a lot of space in a 10g, so back to your original question now that we have worked through the GH and pH, I would get some snails and leave the fish to the molly fry.
Alright, I'm hard pressed to get a 20G-Long or other side tank. My dilemma, I'm afraid of it thriving and moving out of my apartment when it's just flourishing. I find that it could be difficult to move and I may lose a lot and have to re-cycle things like that. Is it really hard to move fish?

10 Gallon Tank - Starting Small! Planning to upgrade when I move out of my apartment!
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Alright, I'm hard pressed to get a 20G-Long or other side tank. My dilemma, I'm afraid of it thriving and moving out of my apartment when it's just flourishing. I find that it could be difficult to move and I may lose a lot and have to re-cycle things like that. Is it really hard to move fish?
It's a lot of work. Depending how far you are moving, and how (movers, or yourself in a car or van), and how many and how large the tanks are.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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It's a lot of work. Depending how far you are moving, and how (movers, or yourself in a car or van), and how many and how large the tanks are.
So lets say this:
10 Gallon - Stocked to capacity + Live plants + gravel
+20/29 Gallon - Stocked to capacity + Live plants + sand
Assuming maximum 1 hour away. (I would likely move within city).

I'm mainly afraid of getting my tank all set up after a few months, having for maybe a year, then moving. Seems like a lot for fish to go through and the chances of losing fish/plants feels rough.

10 Gallon Tank - Starting Small! Planning to upgrade when I move out of my apartment!
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So lets say this:
10 Gallon - Stocked to capacity + Live plants + gravel
+20/29 Gallon - Stocked to capacity + Live plants + sand
Assuming maximum 1 hour away. (I would likely move within city).

I'm mainly afraid of getting my tank all set up after a few months, having for maybe a year, then moving. Seems like a lot for fish to go through and the chances of losing fish/plants feels rough.
I wouldn't want to be without my fish for that long (up to a year).

Moving small tanks is not difficult, but there are things that have to be done so on moving day you are dealing mainly with fish.

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