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post #1 of 4 Old 09-30-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Moving house..

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My partner and I will shortly be moving properties. Whilst the drive to the new place is not that far at all (5-10 mins), it means taking my neon tetras, harlequins and cherry shrimps and this will obviously require a bit of planning.

I understand I need to keep the gravel wet (to maintain the bacteria living on the surface).. is this correct?

If so..

I am concerned about catching the shrimps. I have no idea how many I have as one was pregnant when it arrived and they have been breeding ever since :) plus actually catching them is incredibly difficult given how fast they are.

With that in mind, could I leave them in the tank for the move? (If I left a small amount of water in with the gravel) or is this going to be impractical?

If not, anyone got any tips on how to catch the little buggers!?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-30-2011, 02:07 PM
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I understand I need to keep the gravel wet (to maintain the bacteria living on the surface).. is this correct?
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With that in mind, could I leave them in the tank for the move? (If I left a small amount of water in with the gravel) or is this going to be impractical?
i should think this would work for the shrimp. since it isn't a very far move, it shouldn't be too bad. i'd still remove the fish, but the shrimp should be alright.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2011, 03:17 PM
Keep any of your substrate wet as well as your filter and anything else that may have beneficial bacteria growing on it. Good luck with your move.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-01-2011, 03:47 PM
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Provided the tank is small, you can move it with the substrate and a couple inches water. Slide it onto a sheet of plywood or particle board (after it has been drained down) and carry it by that, not the tank frame as this can easily break a seal or crack the glass due to shifting even slightly of the tank frame.

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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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