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Moving my tank to a new home- My strategy


Midnight112x

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So i am re-locating to a new temporary home while we search for a home to buy (exciting yes!) my fish tanks are obviosly coming with me. Here is what i plan to do. The commute is only 15 minutes:

Take the filter media and the fish and put it in a 5 gallon bucket (4 fish in one bucket, 3 in another bucket) and move them with the water filled about 3/4. I plan to cover it with tin foil with poked holes, to avoid splashing water.

Once i can get the two tanks set up in the new home, i will fill them with de-chlorinated water, just like a regular water change.

Any advice? Does this sound like a good plan?

I also have live plants, i plan to just keep them in the bucket with the fish...

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thanks guys. its going to be torture for a while, we are living in a seperate apartment attached to my in-laws house. But it will save me at least a 1,000 -1,200 a month that can be used for the down payment.

Oh and you bet my home search involves scoping out a nice area for a pond, along with my indoor tanks. Stopped by a Koi store and admired a fish that was probably 2 and a half feet long. One giant Koi- Expensive too

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just be sure to fast them a few days once moved, keep the lights off also for a few days incase they've experience any stress. remember, signs of stress show later, so don't panic if you see something out of the ordinary in the next few days after the move, even after a week. try to keep their transporting bucket/tub as dark as possible.

as far as moving filter/media, the plan sounds fine.

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sounds like a plan! The only thing I might suggest is to lower the water level in the buckts. There is a lot splashing during the drive.

good luck and happy house hunting!

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