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post #1 of 2 Old 08-17-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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how do i move my tank? need help..

guys, i want to move my 40G tank to other room, to give room for my 100G tank.. what should i do? should i empty the tank? move all the fish to a bucket? i'm afraid my cichlids get stress if i do that..

what is the best thing i should do? thanks for reading..
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-17-2008, 08:46 PM
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o Move half the water to buckets

o Move the fish to the buckets (note the water level when complete)

o Remove and rinse any decor

o Gravel vac the rest of the tank

o Remove the gravel with a (new) child's beach shovel

o Move the tank

o Level it up

o Replace the gravel, decor

o Refill the tank to the level noted after step 2 with dechlorinated water at or near the proper temperature.

o Replace remaining water and fish.

I've done it this way several times without a single loss.

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