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Hondaguy1996 04-02-2007 12:47 PM

Moving a Fish Tank
So here's the deal....

55 Gallon Tropical Freshwater tank.

0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrites and Nitrates are around 20.

The tank has been up and running for about 3 months and some things have occured where I have to move the tank downstairs to another room. I only have 11 fish in there right now. 2 Tiger Barbs, 2 bleeding heart tetras,2 blood fin tetras, 2 Cory Catfish, 1 Gold twin bar molly i beleive, 1 dalmation molly and 1 red platy

What is the best way to go about moving the tank downstairs....I have plenty of buckets that are clean and able to fill with water, I just don't want to hurt my cycled tank and have to recycle all over.

Amphitrite 04-02-2007 12:52 PM

Ok, the best way of moving the tank without damaging the filter is to be very organised and do as quickly as possible.

Remove fish and tankwater into buckets, move substrate (or as much as you can) and ornaments etc into another bucket of tankwater.

Get the tank downstairs as quicly as possible, replace substrate, water and fish. That's how I moved mine - and didn't have any problems.

Hondaguy1996 04-02-2007 12:55 PM

Thanks for the quick reply....

I am gonna make sure I keep my filter media wet and decorations wet also...I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I should be extra careful about.

Amphitrite 04-02-2007 12:58 PM

Just be careful when carrying the fish in the buckets of water. Try to make sure they're not too heavy so that they don't 'swish' about too much when you carry them in the buckets - and good luck, it's always a stressful job to do!

Hondaguy1996 04-02-2007 01:34 PM

The good thing is, that Im doing this before the tank gets fully stocked......

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