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Old 07-29-2012, 04:19 AM   #1
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Moving tank around the house


Quick question - I'm planning on moving a 10 gallon tank from 1 floor of the house to another. I'm going to drain most of the water out of the tank and net out most of the fish as well. I have a few cories in there though; should I just leave them in while moving the tank, or would it be less stressful just to take them out, and put them back in after everything is done?
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:26 AM   #2
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Quick question - I'm planning on moving a 10 gallon tank from 1 floor of the house to another. I'm going to drain most of the water out of the tank and net out most of the fish as well. I have a few cories in there though; should I just leave them in while moving the tank, or would it be less stressful just to take them out, and put them back in after everything is done?
probably less stressful to take them out, i feel like it would get jostled a lot going up the stairs and that's never fun :C
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Take them out they are pretty easy to get to once there is only a few inches of water, and there is a lot of water sloshing IME going up stairs. I actually had one of my upside down catfish get buried in the substrate when I moved my 10g (he survived but wasn't happy)
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #4
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It's just 10 gallons. I wouldn't even take out the fish. Take out as much water as you can, then move the tank onto some kind of board so you can lift up and move around (I wouldn't just pick up the tank as it puts a lot of weight on certain parts unevenly).
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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If you move really slowly, you'll have very little water disturbance. I move 5.5 and 10gal tanks up and down stairs all the time with no issue.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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I rescaped my 10G completely and all my fish seemed really stressed out after being netted twice in one day, especially my serpae tetra. If I was just moving it, I'd drain most of the water and just walk slow. Don't net your fish out.
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