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glosrob 09-30-2011 01:45 PM

Moving house..
 
Hi all

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!?

KendraMc 09-30-2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by glosrob (Post 846066)
I understand I need to keep the gravel wet (to maintain the bacteria living on the surface).. is this correct?

yes

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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.

brownmane 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.

Byron 10-01-2011 03:47 PM

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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