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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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tank-related ideas for moving day, gap between leases

hey all,

I will be moving soon, and there is a chance I may be couch-surfing for a week or two. I will be staying at a house that will allow me to set up the tank (20H), but I am curious if there is anything specific I should take caution to/prepare for with moving a tank twice in a month.

I've had some struggling algae issues, so I plan on setting up the tank in the basement of the temp. house, with my lights on timers just a few hours a day in efforts to control/slow the spreading. If I house the fish in a separate tank, will the plants need any specific care/filtration other than my usual excel/flourish products and the light?


any advice experience and suggestions are appreciated. thanks!

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I would suggest that you vacuum the gravel well before you move it the first time so that you don't stir up all that waste and cause a nutrient spike!


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I would suggest that you vacuum the gravel well before you move it the first time so that you don't stir up all that waste and cause a nutrient spike!
Thanks! I'll do that tonight. The last time I moved a tank, it went embarrassingly bad.... your suggestion may or may not be something I didn't do last time

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I had a gap in leases last summer and did pretty much what you're proposing without any problems. Make sure that you have an easy way of doing water changes at the temporary house. I don't see why you need a separate tank for the fish. Just put a couple gallons of aquarium water in a bucket, put the fish in there, empty the rest of the aquarium, move it, and dump the fish back in.
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