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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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moving issue...

Hi everyone,

I am moving out of my appartment and into a house in the next couple weeks. I move out May 26 and the house doesnt close until June 15th, for about 3 weeks they will have to be stored in some kind of way. What is the best way to store plants for that amount of time so that they stay in good health?

I have a temorary stay but not a place I can set my tanks up. The best I can do is dig out my old 10 gal to keep them in, or keep them in buckets. I was thinking just float them all in a 10 gal, no light not ferts no co2 for the 3 weeks with the casnister filter running. They are High tech tanks High light, CO2... anyone ever tackle this before? any suggestions?

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I would do this but only under special rules to keep in mind. First is that the closing may change and that can trash the whole deal but as an overall view, I have to accept it as part of the deal. With that in mind, I might try it to see how many plants will make it but not expect too much. Probably less than $50-100 in plants so on the overall move, that doesn't change the figures nearly as much as a potential bad house inspection! Stack it up against all the trauma related to a first house and it begins to fade into the back of my mind!
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I moved 2 years ago when I had about 8 tanks running. The silver lining is that gave me an excuse to start over and get a couple of new tanks in the process. Yep, I'm spending some money now to rebuild my plant collection, but the amount pales next to a house purchase.

Enjoy your new house. It's all good.
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Thanks for the advice guys
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Its a long shot; but have you considered talking to the current homeowner? If things have been going well and there is an open line of communication (no bad blood due to the attorneys lol!) maybe they'd let you keep some stuff there before closing? Tuck the 10 gallon (or a few buckets) into a corner in the basement and just float the plants for the time being.

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