Moving nano tank, do I need to do anything? - The Planted Tank Forum
 1Likes
  • 2 Post By Roshan8768
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California for school, Arkansas for home
Posts: 767
Moving nano tank, do I need to do anything?

It's the end of the year, and it's time to move my nano to a friend's for a few days. I'm in the process of cleaning it at the moment, but do I need to do anything specific? I plan to drain the tank completely, and transport all vertebrates to the friend's and my place via bag, and then refill using half parts new location water and half parts old location water.

I'm concerned about the substrate though. I'm using FSS, and I'm scared that moving it will make a giant mess, as since I have a nano, there's no way for me to vacuum the substrate. I've only got some barely rooted carpet plants, and vallisneria growing rooted, so is it ok for me to just uproot and rinse out the fss then replant?

So many fish to keep, not enough aquaria.
ichthyogeek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 08:54 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Roshan8768's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 335
Drain to an inch or two of water and transport like that. Dont pull plants, bag fish, shrimp can stay in the tank. Get a 5 gallon jug and try to use as much old tank water as possible... 80% would be better. Definitely dont pull plants or rinse substrate... it will just make a mess and affect the stability of your tank.
guvmarley and guvmarley like this.
Roshan8768 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 02:25 AM
Planted Member
 
Omar EAZi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Dubai
Posts: 194
I'm planning on moving a 2g tank myself so thought this thread would be interesting, I'd probably something like Roshan suggested, keep 1~2 inches of water, and try to put as much water as possible in a big bottle or something so I only do 30~40 water change max, gladly my tank is still fishless just finished cycling it. added 1 shrimp in it just to see how he does.. will be adding more once I do the moving.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Omar EAZi is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome