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puppyrjjkm 02-11-2012 08:49 PM

Moving Fish Across Country?
I have a 29 gallon tank with several bottom feeders and 2 leaf fish. We are moving in a few months will be driving 3 days to get there. What is the best way to take these guys? I've been been doing research and there are several methods some using styrofoam containers others using large plastic containers. Also just not sure on how to keep everything "steady". I was thinking using a battery powered air pump while in the car and keep whatever they are in insulated with blankets. The car should stay at a fairly steady temp in the 70's. Then just leave the air pump and plug a heater in at night at hotels and not feed until they are back in the tank. This is about as far as I have gotten. We have already rehomed our entire 55 gallon tank with fish so I would really like to take these guys since we already rehomed the others. All advice is welcome. Thanks!

Mikaila31 02-11-2012 09:34 PM

That sounds like a pretty good strategy for the most part. I would make sure you have some prime. Also a really nice trick is to just keep the filter media with the fish. If you are going to use a bubbler then you could easly make a DIY filter using just a tube with holes drilled in it. Then wrap your media around the tube and over one end of it. Stick the bubbler in the other end and its a filter. Should solve any water quality issues and keep your bacteria fed for the trip.

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