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Old 04-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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How to relocate Multiple Tanks to New house


I was wondering how some of you relocate your aquariums to their new locations. I am in the process of moving all of my stuff to the new house, and I am planning on saving the aquarium moves for last. What do you all do, and do you have any suggestions or advice?
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How far is the move?
I did my major move from NY to FL putting the fish into a cooler and adding H2O2 every so often. For across town I just put them into a cooler again. gravel went into buckets. Didn't wash it just drained as much water as I could and scooped it into a bucket. Was fortunate I could do one tank at a time. Didn't have to move all at once. I just did 2 a day.
But again it depends on how far.
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How far is the move?
I did my major move from NY to FL putting the fish into a cooler and adding H2O2 every so often. For across town I just put them into a cooler again. gravel went into buckets. Didn't wash it just drained as much water as I could and scooped it into a bucket. Was fortunate I could do one tank at a time. Didn't have to move all at once. I just did 2 a day.
But again it depends on how far.

Just across town, moving 3 tanks total. 20 or so plants, and 50 fish.
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For the larger tank, you can get these suction-cup handles for moving glass. I have no idea what they are called, but I got some off ebay when I got my 180g tank. They make moving a large tank much easier.
As for the fish themselves, IMHO, you should bag 'em like you were going to ship them, keep your existing filters to maintain your active biofilter (assuming you are moving them right away), and hope for the best. You will inevitably have N cycles, but maybe using your existing filtration and maybe some products like Nite-Out or Seachem's AmGuard will minimize losses. Good luck!
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Had a few losses, mainly the tiger barbs...in fact all of them. Also the Firemouth did make it. He was on his side at the bottom but still alive. Ended up putting him the freezer to euthanize. Also a couple Serpae tetras didn't make it in my 55 gallon, and 1 oto. But i got everything moved and set up in one day. Hectic, but we got it done!
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